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When it comes to career success—and more importantly, career fulfillment—it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Everyone has a different version of what “success” and “fulfillment” really mean to them.
So, you have to know what you want but you also have to prioritize, because the reality is this: You probably will have to compromise at some point.
Compromise isn’t a bad thing. Some people are willing to sacrifice a little pay in exchange for a shorter commute, for example. Others are willing to give up professional power and prestige for a more balanced personal life. I’m willing to trade stability for the chance to run my own business.
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