When you’re job hunting and time keeps passing with no responses, interview requests or offers, you can start to think destructive lies about yourself such as: ‘I’m not qualified enough, smart enough, or liked enough’. Before I started this challenge, I sometimes caught myself slipping into full-blown panic attacks that began with one thought: what if I’m never hired again?
So today being Monday and the official start of the work week with all its novelty and hope (yes, Mondays can be perceived this way), I thought to inject some optimism about what I’d do if this #90daystomydreamjob challenge does not work.
If after March 1, 2016 I’m still unemployed and hemorrhaging my savings down to $0 then, initially, I'd probably have a really good cry. Like any human being, I’d meet the disappointment with a lot of emotions. We already covered sadness, but I may also get pretty angry and jealous. One thing is for sure though—no matter what happens—I won’t let these reactions consume me. I’d have my time with them and then let them go so I can move on.
Far too many people I know have experienced crushing disappointment worse than this. I’ll remind myself that we are all far more resilient than we believe ourselves to be.
This #90daystomydreamjob challenge isn’t just about landing a new job; it’s about finally believing in all that I can offer and do for the world despite what others may tell me.
I hope it inspires you to do the same.