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Your work is your reward

Your work is your reward

A big mistake many people make in their careers is to treat work as a means to an end, be it money, power, or prestige.

When a career is just a means to an end, the payoff will be unsatisfying. With the right goals - earning your success and serving others - you can make the work itself your reward.

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  1. Linear careers, which climb steadily upward, such as the "corporate ladder" or the billionaire entrepreneur.
  2. Steady-state careers involve staying at one job and growing in expertise.
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