Sarah Dillon from the Brazen Careerist blog has some useful tips to think about when choosing to carry a portfolio.
I particularly like “Take responsibility for your own success”.
It reminds me of Bernard Haldane (one of the founders of the strengths movement). He said :
“Many individuals would rather not know what is strong about them, the strengths that point to growth and reveal potential. A greater degree of responsibility is required to take hold of success rather than to stay in the safe area of complacency and complaint”.
Also like George Eliot’s take:
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been”.