Eagles Don’t Ask Lions for Hunting Advice
Conventional wisdom is fine for general guidelines about how to chart your career path. But remember that generalizations fall apart when applied to specific situations and another person’s opinion, no matter how much an expert that individual may be or how successful they are in their chosen can’t dictate how you should attack your goals. I like to remember it this way: Eagles are great hunters. Lions are great hunters. Eagles don’t ask lions for hunting advice. You’re not putting them down by not following their advice. Just accepting that your path and theirs aren’t identical. Never let anyone else’s idea of how you should train stop you from doing what works best for your purpose in life, your family’s needs and your goals.