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There is a reason why you are here. “Here” meaning where you are in your worklife at this moment.
[I hesitate to say professional life, because some people misinterpret a professional to be only someone in a business suit. To say worklife covers us all.]
Remember that when you walk into work today, there is indeed a reason
you are there. Knowing that you are in the midst of a plan already in
action helps to motivate. No, you are not just randomly wandering. Be
When I look back at where I was professionally 10 years ago, I can
safely say that the good Lord was preparing me for what I am doing
right now. At that point, I owned my own business and I was gaining a
mountain of experience. I go back further (back in the late 90s) and
still remember valuable lessons I learned from working with an
I could go on. The point I’m making is this… Don’t think that you
have failed (or are even wasting your time) if you are in a dead-end
position, or one that simply provides little-to-no job satisfaction.
Knowing that you are there at this moment in time to absorb as much
knowledge and experience possible will motivate you. You are being
prepared for a much greater task down the road.
Think of this. At the very least, you are in the process of
eliminating what you don’t want to do for the rest of your life. Simply
despise where you are at? You have identified one more company or
industry you will not go to work for ever again.
Remember how many times Edison ‘failed’ when inventing the light
bulb? He has been quoted: “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not
failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not
work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find
the way that will work.”
Think about it.
Enjoy where you are at today, you are there for a reason.
Thanks for reading. Let’s have an awesome Monday!
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