Especially Today...


May 12, 2010...

I was reminded recently of why so many people continue to go nowhere.

I ran into someone who I know...not well...but that I have shared conversation with on a couple of other occasions.  After running through the required "How ya' beens?", we got to some more serious life stuff.

She was out of work...and was not optimistic about her chances of finding work.

I threw out a few extra mile ideas on what she might be able to do to get some attention and separate herself from the resume crowd. My ideas didn't catch. She rejected them all.

"Oh, that just won't work. No way...I can't do that."

For a possibility thinker like me, I was being confronted with my arch enemy: : The "I can't...I won't" attitude.

My blood pressure was starting to raise. My face was geting warm and it had little to do with the 80 degree day.

I shut my mouth...and mind...and devised an escape plan. I smiled, wished her well, and parted company graciously...and gratefully.

Bottom line in life: "If you do more of what you're currently doing, you're going to get more of what you've been getting."

We live in a different world, and now is simply not the time to practice the status quo. For some, however, it just makes more sense to follow outdated "How to find a job" rules.

Sometimes, though, success requires us to be different.

Especially today.


By Shawn Anderson

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