The past week has been a reminder that the Universe has a way of making impatient people patient.
Allow me to explain.
For the past two years, I’ve been actively searching for a job that challenges me. I’ve applied for jobs that I knew I’d have at least get an interview for.
That didn’t happen.
Instead, I got those annoying “Thank you for applying but we don’t want you” emails.
Still, I continued to search and apply. One job involved three (yes, three) interviews and I still didn’t get the job. Another job, got me an interview and a job offer. However, that job offer included a salary that wasn’t even close to my current salary (which I disclosed on my application). Despite feeling discouraged, I continued on.
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I was right.
At my current job, there’s an opportunity to advance in your position. It involves a lengthy application, but if approved, the payoff is a raise in your salary. I completed the application and waited for two and a half months before I found out my application was approved.
I know it may come off a bit coincidental, but I don’t believe this is the case. What I wanted for myself wasn’t what the Universe had planned for me. Which is why I didn’t the jobs I applied/interviewed for. That didn’t stop me from trying.
I don’t want you to put your hopes, wants, desires, dreams, etc. on the shelf. Keep trying. If you experience a setback, allow that to fuel you. You’ve got this. You can do this. Remember why you started on this journey.