Why do we need to persevere?
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ― Mary Anne Radmacher
This quote really struck a cord with me. I have been in a bit of a struggle with the past few months. I have been looking for a new job, for various reasons. Te most important one being that my current job had very long hours that really drained me.
For the longest time it felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere. I was applying for different positions, and polishing my CV, updating my LinkedIn account. It got so bad that I even resorted to applying to jobs that I’m over-qualified for.
My spirits hit rock bottom as I didn’t receive any feedback – I didn’t even receive acknowledgement of my applications. Needless to say, my self esteem also took a big knock during this time.
I spent hours everyday arguing with myself about resigning without even having another position lined up – needless to say this was not an option. Maybe if I was single, but I have a family that is dependent on 2 incomes.
It got so bad that it started to effect my health – I was getting sick much more often and took much longer to recover. I was also very anxious and even a little depressed. I had absolutely no energy, and snapped at those closest to me. Mommy confession: I even snapped at my kids (which made things all the worse because I don’t want to be THAT parent).
Then; finally; after months of spirit shattering silence I received a call. It was another position; a better position! I left the first interview feeling excited and very hopeful. And when they called to formerly offer me a position, I couldn’t help but jump up and down.
I am so excited to start this new chapter in my life! It also goes to show that good things come to those who wait. You always get out what you put in. The only way to move mountains is by moving the stones first.
Ha ha. See what I did there? I ended with 3 more quotes; just for you.