What is the single greatest piece of career advice, and why?

What is the single greatest piece of career advice, and why?

Upon telling my Uncle ‘M’ I want to be an entrepreneur :

M: Deepak. You can’t ever afford to rest on your laurels.

Me: Why?

M: You said you want to be the best right?

Me: Well…yes.

M: Well toughen up and buckle up kid. Because you’re going to be out there swimming with the sharks. There ain’t no dolphins where you’re going.

11 years later. I still remember this advice as if it was yesterday.

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