Erin Burnett, Journalist and Anchor of CNN’s OutFront
"Someone said to me to look where you would be in five years. From where you are, what are people doing in 5-10 years? Someone told me that and at the time I was an investment banking analyst. I was learning a lot, and it was a phenomenal opportunity, but I looked at people 5-10 years in the future, and I didn’t want to be doing that."
"When you’re young, 5-10 years seems like such a big horizon; you’re not thinking like that. It was very grounding for me to be told that, and that’s why I wasn’t afraid to leave banking and go into media. I didn’t know if that was what I wanted to do, but I knew that what I was doing wasn’t what I wanted to be doing along the line. If it’s not right for you, don’t be afraid to take a leap.”
USA Today, Photograph by CNN