Oooops! Where Are We Going?
September 5, 2007 8:57pm CST
Being just on my first year of being a college graduate and just had a taste of what reality is outside the 4-walls of my classroom, I often ask myself these questions. "Am I on the right track? Is this the road destined for me?" Most of the time, I grow impatient. I want to try new things - to seek more and bolder opportunities. But then, there's a moment when I have to "hush"... and do my best in whatever I am doing - instead of complaining and procrastinating. I would miss great opportunities of today if I only see the "bad" side of everything. So, everyone, I want to share with you this following article. :) I can totally relate to it. \(",)_ ==================================================== Did you ever ask yourself: "What am I doing in this stupid job?" Do you ever feel like you are stuck? If you feel frustrated or unhappy at work - whether you're a chicken plucker or a brain surgeon - your best strategy is ... GIVE IT ALL YOU'VE GOT. Why? 1. You feel better about yourself 2. You develop your skills 3. You develop a reputation 4. Sometime, someone will notice you and offer you a better position, or 5. You'll one day get the confidence to go do your own thing. A person once said, "If I had a great job, I would really work hard - but if I've got this lousy job so I just sleep all day!" No. It's not the right attitude. When we continually give our best, life naturally leads us toward new opportunities. Sometimes it takes a while, but it happens. One more thing ... opportunities, job offers - and romance - usually come from unexpected situations and unexpected people. It's life's way of reminding us to keep an open mind! ==================================================== Source: Seashell Publishers ************ A thought: Successful people tell themselves, "If I make the most of this opportunity, I'll get a bigger one." Life rewards effort, not excuses. ----- Take care everyone and God bless! \(",)_
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6 Sep 07
inspirational post ! Nice to read those wonderful lines about facts, reality in life we face.opportunities will not knowck our door steps and we need to struggle and put efforts to get what we want.nothing can be acheived in a simple way rather hard work is much essential for sucess. when i was in college i know how to enjoy my life, studies, friends and family.But my principal always stress one point whenever she talks that life is not the way as we see it now and its a very different one when we step in the outside world.Yes...she is 100% true and now i know what life is to some extent after quiet struggles i have faced in my career and in personal life.I even ask myself several times where am i heading towards? hope i get those answers when life moves on.. good day !
• United States
6 Sep 07
Its funny how life turns out. I thought I knew just exactly what I wanted to do in life, and pursued that goal despite several hardships. Then one day I just found I was not interested in it anymore. I knocked around in different jobs for a while, then landed in a job that I thought would pay the bills for a while. And here I am, 26 years later, in the same profession! I love what I'm doing now and wouldn't dream of changing. So you have to keep an open mind and an open eye for opportunity. And remember, that's what college is about, trying new things and new classes and finding what really sparks your interest.
• United States
6 Sep 07
Jarod asked "Am I going the right way?" and got the answer "Just keep listening to your gut." Of course it probably helps if you have a good gut like Jarod! LOL That was from The Pretender, my fave TV show! I like to think the quote is related in some way to your discussion! You make an excellent point, successful people really are the ones who make the effort and not excuses! It sounds like it might be the big "secret" everyone is talking about! It's all about positive thinking, isn't it? You don't have to be a Pollyanna (or a Jarod!) to apply the simple principle of making the best of your situation and applying yourself diligently so you have the reward of knowing you did your best (first and foremost!) and then the accompanying rewards of seeing your efforts bear fruit!