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  Mistake #2: Career Drift  

"The greatest crime in the world is: not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world."~ Roger Williams (1603-1683), British-American Indian Missionary, Founder of Rhode Island Colony

2. Career missteps. Most of the financial cost of crime comes not from theft, but from fraud -- nearly a crushing $5,000 burden for the average American household! That's the terrible cost shoved on us by those who use their positions to cheat. But the truth is that even honest people often make career missteps through laziness, timidity or wasted effort. If we all dedicated ourselves to socially useful work, wouldn't our society be trillions wealthier? Let's apply what Ben Franklin said about "knowledge always pays the best interest": the best reward often comes from investing your time and effort in your own self-improvement.  Best resource:  our own hearts, minds and souls! For a glimpse into Franklin's, visit

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