06/26/2012 01:50 pm ET

The Best Career Advice I Ever Heard: 'Dream Big,' 'Don't Fret About Things You Can't Change' And 18 Other Gems

A crowdsourced question to a LinkedIn group recently spurred an outpouring of inspiration and practical strategies.

Sonia Gray, new to the job as associate director of business development at Net@Work in Portland, OR, started the conversation on June 12 with a query to the 18,000+ members of the Connect: Professional Women’s Network. "Finish this sentence: The best advice I ever received was. . ." she wrote.

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