How Do You Approach The Tough Times?

I know I promised you something about the job search this week and I am still writing it. Comprehensive ideas coming next week. Promise! This week is still related to the topic of the job search.

So, the isolation continues. A new “normal” has taken shape. One filled with lots of Zoom calls, emails and LinkedIn messages to people we haven’t talked to in ages, and more family time than we’ve had – maybe ever.

I have always been a silver lining person. This is tough. I mean it really sucks! The losses are getting closer to home. Life dishes out rough situations and we have to decide what to do with it. I am compelled to find good, hope, and kindness. I need to have purpose and something to focus on.

If you are tired of waiting it out and being suffocated by fear and uncertainty, perhaps you can use this time as an opportunity. Challenges bring growth. They give us time to reflect, to plan, to adjust and to move forward with new purpose. I heard this great quote the other day:

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” – Roy T. Bennett

 

What can you create right now?

What can you become?

How can you challenge yourself to grow in your personal or professional journey?

It’s a common occurrence for people to find themselves stuck in a job or an existence that they don’t want to be in. Most of the time we are “too busy” to stop and consider a different path — to really examine what it is we want and where we find joy. It wasn’t until I was laid off in 2001 from my finance role that I was forced (or enabled) to find the path to what I do now.

Right now, we are at home. Certain parts of life are on hold temporarily, and we are given an opportunity to think.

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