Career Advice from Adrian Savage
While digging through some papers, I found this bit of wisdom from Adrian Savage, who used to write the now departed and deeply missed Slow Leadership blog and who wrote many fine management articles under the name of Carmine Coyote:
You don't need a life plan. You don't need motivation, self-confidence, peer support or even luck. All you need is the willingness to take the most obvious step - then repeat the process again and again, regardless of how you feel. Try it. Happiness comes from seeing the results of your efforts. You don't need it before you start.