Monday, March 22, 2010

Working hard for the money!

For some of us, we don't earn our bread and butter by pursing our passions 40+ hours a week. I know I could probably fill a novel with how much I've complained about this in my own life. When you're in the trenches, it's hard to see the horizon. It's hard to see what you're working for. But chin up my friends, keep working hard! Working long hours at a difficult job you don't like, solving impossible and frustrating problems, blazing a solution when there is resistance, dealing with difficult people (for some, that is putting it nicely)...these things build a confidence that you can do anything. I'd argue, a confidence you might not have otherwise. It doesn't matter where you build this confidence, or what your position is. But once you have it, when that perfect opportunity comes around, you'll be ready to jump. Just be sure to keep an eye on the horizon...even if you have to stand on your tippy-toes to see from the trench. Oh, and one more thing...don't forget to be grateful for your time in the trenches. That is where you will grow your wings. But if you're not looking at the horizon, you'll never need them.

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