a reply to: chiefsmom
Hey there, your post really hit home for me and i wanted to touch base with you. After a very successful career, i got laid off from my job through no
fault of my own. It wrecked my world and i was depressed for a bit, too. The career path was very stressful and i was praying to God for some type of
change, though the change happened in an unexpected way. Just know that it is ok to be depressed and upset for a bit, so dont feel like thats just
you. Life is not a straight path, its like a hike through the hills. Sometimes we just have to backtrack and go a different path to find the right
one. By the way, the right one isn't always the easiest, but it is the most rewarding. This poem changed my view on it, saves my soul a bit.
Interviewer gave it to me after i turned down his offer. Sometimes the universe brings light into your life in the briefest if instances that impact
Also, check out peopleperhour.com and have someone revise your resume. After 20 years its hard to start it up again. I paid someone $40 and they
revamped it for me, started getting offers left and right. This was a gamechanger.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.
You will be ok, you still have purpose, just now you are in complete control of that purpose. Use this time to find your passion and your joy, and do
not compromise. Dont look at this as a failure, but an incredible learning experience. Have you read the miracle morning or listened to jim rohn? That
also helped my life.