I always wanted to work in the United Nations, there’s just something about international organizations that catches my fancy!
That was my dream job! But somehow I didn’t get it, I didn’t even come close to getting it.
Now, Your story may not be as complicated as mine, you can read my story here, probably because you dream company had already granted you an interview and you were overjoyed. You even spent sleepless nights preparing just not to screw this one chance.
Then You waited in nervous anticipation
But days turned into weeks and weeks into months and crickets!
Nothing! Not even a regret mail from this dream company! And that was how your dream job went into oblivion.
Now your first reaction is a punch of disappointment, and maybe even a pang of regret and of course the question “Why”?
But here’s a coping mechanism that works….
First accept it.. It takes a while but you need to Accept that it has happened and that it happened for a reason. It wasn’t really easy coming to terms with the fact that I couldn’t just wish a job into existence. But I quickly learnt that God answers prayers in three ways. “He says yes and gives you what you want, He says no and gives you something better or He says wait and gives you the best!
Secondly, Keep improving on yourself
There is always something we need to improve on. If there’s one room that never gets filled, it’s the room for improvement.
Learning from our mistakes and honing in new skills is essential to our existence. I always tell myself that I cannot be stagnant and so I push myself to make small improvements to be even better and reach bigger goals.
The worst thing you can ever do to yourself is give up. Sometimes failure, rejection or even disappointments gives us the opportunity to try again and opens the door for new opportunities that you might not have gotten if you did succeed.
Finally, the most successful people out there run with a “resiliency mindset”.
“Chase your dreams until you catch them…and then dream, catch, and dream again! ”
― Dee Marie
There are always more opportunities out there.