Miriam Gomberg

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Self Reliance Post-it Prompt #3

Post-it Question by Jenny Blake

That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Identify one of your biggest challenges at the moment (ie I don’t feel passionate about my work) and turn it into a question (ie How can I do work I’m passionate about?) Write it on a post-it and put it up on your bathroom mirror or the back of your front door. After 48-hours, journal what answers came up for you and be sure to evaluate them.

Bonus: tweet or blog a photo of your post-it.

(Author: Jenny Blake)

I am set to graduate in December 2011 with an MBA. My challenge is simple: NOW WHAT? When asked what I will do upon graduation, the answer changes daily, no hourly, no, I don’t have a good answer as of yet.

Tomorrow I am going to NYC for a management class, so I will put the post-it on my computer and hang it up in my hotel room when I get there. Maybe the reminder will help me find my ultimate career.

This entry was published on June 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm. It’s filed under Self Reliance Prompts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Ralph Waldo Emerson: Self Reliance Post-it Prompt #3

  1. Jackie Paulson Author on said:

    Good luck on the mgmt class. Maybe do a post about it.

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