“The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.” A smart investor strategically uses research and information from the past to help guide future decisions. However, a smart investor also knows that in order to reach new achievements, he or she cannot place too much focus on previous accomplishments. Each day is like a new life, and most professionals view it as such. Majority of success in the field of Finance comes from proper planning for the future and timely execution.
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.” Reputation is everything, and I guard my reputation with much defensiveness. I have heard many people say that one’s reputation will usually reach you before the actual person does. So much of a professional’s career is based upon his or her reputation with the organization.