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Your mistake does not define who you are…you are your possibilities. – Oprah Winfrey

We often let our fears hold us back from doing the things that we love or shying away from things that challenge us or make us nervous. As a result, we don’t open doors or take advantage of opportunities that would be both personally and professionally satisfying.

So many of us let our past mishaps in work or personal failures stop us from seeking and seizing new resources and exciting jobs. Without a doubt, the journey to finding a job, part-time or full-time, is not a glamorous one.

But we shouldn’t try less, stop working hard or give up when we don’t get calls for interviews. What we should do is embrace our mishaps, failures and fears and use them as our self-sustaining fuel on our journey to finding employment. What we do when we are confronted with what seem like impossible circumstances will define what type of leader we are and what our future successes will look like.

So the question is, what should we do in the face of financial hardship, or if we don’t get a job?

Here are four key tips to face our challenges:

  • Let go or be dragged. We can’t change the past no matter how hard we wish for it. We should use that energy to shape our future instead.
  • Be gentle to yourself. Don’t beat yourself up because you misspelled a word on your resume, or you didn’t get a job that you wanted so badly. Take care of yourself and get ready for the next opportunity.
  • Today will not last forever. Tomorrow will come. And the next day. Keep your eyes locked on your goals, particularly on your long-term goals.
  • Seek help. It takes courage and strength to ask others for help. Daily Work helps motivate passionate job seekers to find employment. Daily Work will work with you to figure out where your strength lies and how to use your skills and talents to find the employment you want and need.

We don’t have to go through this journey alone. Daily Work is a great resource for job seekers. Daily Work’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities by actively listening and working alongside job seekers to finding long-term employment and self-sufficiency.

Remember that we must not let our past mishaps or failures stop us from seeking and seizing new resources and exciting jobs. We shouldn’t let others determine what doors are opened or closed and what opportunities we should take. We define our own actions and our own successes. We are our own possibilities and our own opportunities.

by: Tiffany Xiong



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