A wise person will tell you to work hard.
He will advise you to never stop learning.
She will encourage you to find great role-models and build relationships in your field.
He will say that if you find a job you love, you will never work another day in your life.
She will make sure that you are focused on long-term gratification and counsel you to be disciplined in all aspects of your life.
He will tell you that ships aren’t meant for the harbour and we are meant to take risks if we are to live a life of significance.
She will encourage you to laugh more and enjoy life.
He will tell you to get back up whenever you fall and will talk about the importance of resilience and optimism.
She will talk about balance, priorities, time management and emotional intelligence.
He will also make it clear that life rewards action.
A wise person will tell you these and many other clever and insightful things.
A great person will go out and do these things.
There are a lot of wise people in the world who will happily philosophise and share pithy platitudes and sagacious sayings, telling us how we should live our lives.
There aren’t enough great people actually living a life of purpose.
Which one are you?
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