When I look back of my career I thank the many friends who encouraged, pushed and coached me. A little tongue in cheek I thank the not so friendly who tried to derail me, isolate me or offended me. For different reasons all parties have helped me.
However the thought of the week is nothing is given, it is earned. That while others have helped me along my path I myself had to put the hard work in, dedicate endless hours, studied extensively, learned from my mistakes, adapted and had the courage to face my own fears in times of adversity.
A future leaders mindset is that nothing is given it is earned. Go get it.
*Original posting on LinkedIn