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2019-07-01 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-01 02:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6469 views ]  Top

#1 The biggest mistake professionally successful people make is attempting to sustain peak accomplishment indefinitely....

Peaking early has it's rewards. Why be a threat to others in your group. I started slow, then throttled back. Expectation management is your friend.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-01 02:50||   2019-07-01 02:50|| Front Page Top

#2 Peaking early has it's rewards...

I realized early that there was great latitude in 'rock bottom', which I successfully sustained for decades. With recognition cometh answerability.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-01 02:59||   2019-07-01 02:59|| Front Page Top

#3 Embrace mediocrity.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-01 03:01||   2019-07-01 03:01|| Front Page Top

#4 These days, mediocrity is still too much attention. I endeavor constantly to find new lows. That statement is even on my resumé.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-01 03:10||   2019-07-01 03:10|| Front Page Top

#5 I endeavor constantly to find new lows.

Are you a miner, Dron66046? That would explain why you found us — we always dig deep.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-01 06:22||   2019-07-01 06:22|| Front Page Top

#6 More like a fossil, TW.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-01 06:44||   2019-07-01 06:44|| Front Page Top

#7 As someone said - life is like a septic tank, you get out of it what you put into it.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-07-01 08:26||   2019-07-01 08:26|| Front Page Top

#8 Saddest folks are those that peaked in High School, of course it doesn't seem that way at the time.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-07-01 10:33||   2019-07-01 10:33|| Front Page Top

#9 The point does come when no one needs you anymore (and sometimes never did.) And it likely comes sooner than you expect.So I guess you had better need yourself.
Posted by Glenmore 2019-07-01 11:23||   2019-07-01 11:23|| Front Page Top

#10 Seriously, I read through the article after commenting, then discussed it with Mr. Wife. He’d come to similar conclusions on his own before retiring last year. (I retired to have children, so my perspective is necessarily skewed.)
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-01 18:12||   2019-07-01 18:12|| Front Page Top

#11 Do not go gentle into that good night...
Posted by European Conservative 2019-07-01 18:36||   2019-07-01 18:36|| Front Page Top

#12 I have a couple months left in a 36 yr career. I have set my section up with good people, fully as capable as myself, so no dropoff. The loss is institutional knowledge....
Posted by Frank G 2019-07-01 20:01||   2019-07-01 20:01|| Front Page Top

#13 But as I told them today: "I am available on part-time basis at my current rate, or as a consultant at a much higher rate. Your choice" :-)

Just tired of 40+ hr weeks at 4AM
Posted by Frank G 2019-07-01 20:08||   2019-07-01 20:08|| Front Page Top

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