And so was Albert Einstein (or Maybe it was Jane Fulton)Posted: April 24, 2021
In my last post I quoted Henry Ford who said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” I support this idea and believe you need to believe in yourself and go forth with confidence. But, I suspect that some readers might have felt “Yeah, right, six months ago I would have believed you, but now I’m not so sure.”
I hear that. I once had to look for 13 months to find a job. So let me suggest another famous quotation. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” This quote is widely attributed to Albert Einstein, but according to this site the author Rita May Brown originated the line in a novel. Regardless of the source, I believe it to be a true statement.
If your job search seems to be going on and on, and you are not having much success, you need to do something differently. Spend some time volunteering so that in addition to doing good work and clearing you head, you can meet some new networking contacts. Take a course at the local community college to learn some new skills and meet new people. Consider looking in a different geographical area. Get a part-time job working retail to give yourself something to do, make some money, and meet new people. Spend more time with your family. Whatever – just change things up.
Sometimes, you get so focused on your search that you lose sight of the bigger picture. Take a step back to examine and alter your process. Maybe you need to change your goal, or maybe you just need to go about it in a different way. The economy is coming back. Soon it is quite possible that there will be more jobs than people who want to fill those jobs. You will find one, and while it might not be the perfect one, it may be the change you need to help you take the next step forward in your career.
Life does not often follow a straight line. One of my friends likes to say, “Man plans and God laughs.” None of us can predict the future. We know what we want to happen, but it usually doesn’t turn out exactly that way. If you a struggling, change things up. Do something different for a while. Alter your search process. Look in in different places. Hopefully, change is what you need to get things moving in the right direction.
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