I’ve been looking for a job for the longest time ever without success. In honesty, I feel like bad karma has conjured something sinister against me. Here is a typical jobless story, whenever I apply for a job I don’t get a reply; and when I do it is a rejection. Conversely, the couple of times I have succeeded to get to the interview room, the results have been somewhat confounding. Some interviews have panned out really well, only to be told that “You are overqualified, under qualified or that we will call you later……. Do me a favour, if you see Mr later please call me.
Inferiority complex has further played a trick on me as some employers see me as potential threat to their job security. But how do I deal with all this? Every day I ask myself, is all this suffering worth it? Do I give up my job search or not? I conclude by saying tomorrow I’ll give up. But damn, my actions have betrayed me again. I therefore realize that I refused to give up on getting or creating a Job long before I knew it. I believe God knew that. That’s why I haven’t given up. He has been with me through hell and that’s how I know he will get me to heaven.
When I am down I hold on to God and encouraging quotes that seem to soothe my bursting bubbles. There is this one specific quote that always encourages me. It’s from a Rabbi who once said that “Man can take you out of poverty and into riches, but God will give you the mind to get yourself out poverty and into riches”. I therefore beg to settle on the latter. Because I know that it is through problems like this ones I am going through that I will gain the capacity to be where God wants me.
Thus, I must survive all the problems that life throws at me, because success is not lack of problems, but the sheer capacity to get through and handle diverse problems. Meaning, the more successful you are the more qualified you are to handle more problems. Going by this premise I know that my success will surely not solve all the problems that this world has, and won’t be further welcomed by all. But what I assure you is that my success will create both success and problems for others to ride on. I therefore must choose carefully what to succeed in, as not every success story creates good problems. Some create bad ones that are self-centred and not altruistic in nature; others create problems that are allied to opportunities.
Placing God into the picture, you will concur with me that God planted us in problems for a reason; He planted us as seeds; some to germinate but die before maturity, while others to die before germinating. But surely, most seeds were planted to die, germinate and overcome most problems; to create lucid conditions that will harness creativity and bring transformative change. I believe we are that seed. We are the catalysts for creation of more industries which equates to more jobs. Remember, good seeds create altruistic success and good problems for others to ride on, while bad seeds create self-centred success and retrogressive problems that hurt people. So, which success story do you choose to be?