Great advice and perspective from Ogilivy One CEO, Brian Fetherstonhaugh, about how to frame your career long-term:
The big and stunningly obvious conclusion from Career Math is that a career is a long journey, often lasting more than 40 years. Most people vastly under-estimate how long a career is and miss opportunities as a result. Like a marathon runner, you need an ambition, a plan, some preparation, and a smart sense of pacing. You need nourishment and refreshment along the way. You need the drive to carry forward despite the inevitable pain and hardship. You need fans.
To me, successful careers are written in three great chapters, each lasting up to 15 years. The stages are quite different. And your career strategy needs to evolve along the way.