Don’t Let Joblessness Define You

August 15, 2010

Regardless if you’ve recently graduated or been looking for work over 99 weeks, finding a job is part of your life.  However, it is not life itself.   When we start to allow joblessness to consume how we think about ourselves, it becomes a little depressing.  Ok, pretty depressing but we can’t let our state of life affect all aspects of our life.

Each of us needs to see job-seeking as only part of our life story.  When we let our life story create itself around us, instead of trying to dictate it, then we find our own way of overcoming obstacles.  Instead of simply trying to make everything perfect, let everything happen as it should.  We all will say, “help I lost my job” or “I lost my job now what?” at point in our lives.

Yes, job-seeking is difficult and you may find yourself having to make adjustments to your everyday routine to help you get through this situation.  Waking up everyday with nothing to do, no where to go & no money coming in doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your day.  There is nothing stopping you from still enjoying a free book from the library or maybe growing a tree from an apple seed you ate.

A wise person once said: “Life is not about what happens to you… it is about how you react to what happens to you.” Yes, I know this might sound cliche, but it is the truth.

Life is a story to be told.  You decide how your story ends.  Don’t let the story end you.

To help you change your story of joblessness, check out iLostMyJob.com – Your Career Transition Resource

For a list of all the resources from iLostMyJob.com check out the Job Seeker Resources Section

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