The fourth Deadly Career Mistake is to put your career ahead of your life. That means taking a job two hours from home with the hope that occasionally you’ll get to leave work early and have dinner with your family.
It means giving up all your personal time on the bet that your effort will be recognized and your investment will bear fruit. That bet seldom pays off. You can never get the lost time back.
Just when your health gives out or you realize you’ve lost touch with the people you love, the job reneges on its promise to make your sacrifice worthwhile, or disappears entirely.
As long as you can support yourself and the people who rely on you, always bet on your life over your career. The most successful people in any field are the folks who know their own worth, and with that knowledge set boundaries around their personal lives.
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