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Carol Sawdye: Allow a Sense of Urgency to Propel Your Career

The vice chairman and chief financial officer of PwC recounts how being diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease at 25 pushed her to become more active in pursuit of career goals.

In today’s featured Big Think interview, Vice Chairman and CFO of PwC Carol Sawdye recounts how being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at 25 pushed her to become more active in her pursuit of career goals. Being told she had a 50% chance of seeing 30 forced Sawdye to reconsider how she managed her life. She became less passive, more willing to take risks, and eager to push herself beyond her comfort zone. In the clip below, Sawdye explains that it doesn’t take a challenging personal event like a diagnosis to commit yourself to urgency:



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