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The Prize is in the Effort

The Prize is in the Effort

“In the end the great truth will have been learned; that the quest is greater than what is sought, the effort finer than the prize (or rather, that the effort is the prize), the victory cheap and hollow were it not for the rigor of the game.” U.S. Supreme Court Benjamin Cardozo

What about this quote could help your career and leadership resilience?

If you can learn ways to embrace and enjoy the process of finding work:

  • networking,
  • volunteering in your field,
  • writing cover letters and resumes,
  • interviewing,
  • and keeping on top of and learning about trends 

If you can learn ways to embrace and enjoy the process of leading:

  • inspiring a positive vision,
  • enabling others to do their best work,
  • seeing the virtues of team members,
  • sharing decision making with others,
  • and modeling leadership behaviour for others

Inject your efforts with some joy and your work may become more like play. Your enjoyment could go up and time might fly by.

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