Have you ever been at a place in your life where you just felt lost? You had your dreams, you knew what you wanted to accomplish, and you worked towards those things but you just weren’t seeing any tangible results? During this time you should go the hardest! Yes, I said it! This is the time when you are closer to things taking off for you then you realize. This is why things are getting harder, more tedious and frustrating for you. This is the time when winners are created, this is when you work when you don’t feel like it or see progress. This is the time that reminds you how hard life really is.
It’s not going to be easy and everything will not always make sense. For example, you graduate from high school, and go to college to make yourself more marketable in the work force and they tell you that you don’t have the required experience to land the job. You’re 100% confused because you’re wondering what your internships were supposed to have counted as, if it wasn’t considered to be experience.
The job market is highly competitive, and mostly it’s not because the next person is so much more skilled and talented than you are. Many of times it’s simply because they knew someone you didn’t know that was already working within the company. This has been my experience since I graduated from high school. The jobs I didn’t receive were the ones that I didn’t have any type of internal connections with, and every good job I’ve landed was because the manager knew one of my friend’s or family member’s.
We are living in a new age. Things have changed. If you are trying to break into a certain business and aren’t successful doing that after putting in so much hard work, it’s okay to continue working hard at your craft but also make your own business in the meantime. Bills do not stop for unemployment, or low wages. Use your gifts and talents to profit, while working towards what you really want to obtain. This will teach you survival skills, self-motivation and independence. You might actually love it more than working a 9 to 5.
Life is not a fairytale so nothing in this world will be handed to you; therefore it’s important to use your god-given skills to survive. If you’re good at making t-shirts do that, but if you are a good cook, sell plates. It is important to use your god-given skills; God gave them to you for a reason. When you keep going and working towards your goals inspite of how tired or frustrated you become, God will always meet you half way. Whatever you do, don’t give up because you never know just how close you may already be to the blessing that will change your entire life.
I hope this is a blessing to someone!
Love Trish xoxox
I'm an East Carolina University alumna. I have experience in journalism, law, radio broadcasting, television production and teaching. My goal is to make a difference in the world through media and motivational speaking.