We are only here for a finite period of time. How much of that time will you be able to say you have truly lived? Job search is a tiny blip of your life. You have a choice to live it or get stuck in it.
We have choices to make and I strongly believe that your outlook determines your outcome. How will you choose to live during your transition to a new job?
Can I put this into perspective a bit?
My son, who is in the second grade (that’s 8 years old, if you don’t recall), just lost one of his classmates. She was a spunky beautiful girl who didn’t let her cancer slow her down. Maybe she didn’t know it was supposed to. She lived. Even going to the hospital for treatments was an adventure for her. I could go on and tell you more wonderful stories about how she lived her short life, but I think you probably have your own example to draw from. Cancer touches the lives of too many people.
My neighbor was diagnosed with terminal cancer this summer. He is the father of two children, a 4 year old and a two year old. He is living his life day by day with his children and his wife, enjoying each moment he has with them.
These stories, so close in time and so close to me, are a reminder that I have so much to be thankful for. Any problem I have seems miniscule in comparison. What can I possibly complain about.
What will you do this week to live your life? What dream do you need to fulfill? And what is stopping you?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.