Whether laid off, fired, or quit – being unemployed is never a picnic, to state the obvious. Its also time of doubt and frustration, I know. When the going gets tough, so what. Think of what Calvin Coolridge once said and understand that what’s in your heart is far more important than what’s in your head:
“Press On. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius is not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge
Wise words from a wise man. It can solve your problems, too!
And when self-pity begins to creep in, these words came from Helen Keller:
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Silver is purified in fire and so are we. It is in the most trying times that our real character is shaped and revealed.” – Helen Keller
Success is verb – not the end, but the journey.
Wisdom for the Ages!