As you can tell from reviewing my posts on this website, Upgrading Your Career is less about any technical abilities and more about your attitude, getting along with people and possessing a never quit philosophy.
You will just love this video on Nick Vujicic. A man born without arms and legs. But…..he has made a life for himself based not on self pity but self exploration, living life to its fullest and sharing his passion with others. Take a look.
I have experienced, like many of you, periods in my life where I felt nothing went right. There were times when I felt very alone and lacked confidence in myself. My career has had bumps in the road. I sometimes just did not want to look at myself in the mirror. As Zig Ziglar would say, I would throw myself a pity party. Have you gone through periods like this? Nick leads by example and overcomes his struggles through sheer brute force of a positive attitude and desire to make a difference for people. For almost all of us, our career and life could not be more challenging than what Nick has experienced. Yet Nick finds happiness. Nick finds hope. You know what….if I were an employer, I would bend over backwards to see how I can bring Nick into my company. There is a lesson there for all of us. Be inspired. Allow others to be an example for you. We all have room to grow and become a better person.
Action of the Day
Before you go to sleep tonight, sit at the edge of your bed and think about what you appreciate. Think about how Nick might handle the problems you are facing right now. How can you shift your thinking from problems waiting to happen to opportunities waiting to come forward? This is an exciting time of your life, right now. Embrace it.
Quote of the Day
“It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.” Brian Tracy