Q If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what advice would you give him? A In my career, I sometimes felt that I was too concerned with finishing tasks quickly to move on to the next project. This left me feeling frustrated when project milestones were not being met. Some could view this as a need for instant gratification. What I learned is that it is important to focus on the tasks in front of you and do them well. Most of the time, the tasks that have been assigned are part of a much larger picture which we may not always see. Looking back at how I got to this point in my career, I would tell those who are getting started to have patience, both with yourself and others, as you go about your everyday routine.