I know that I have not been talking too much about you job hunting and all that however, I want this blog to be about all aspects regarding job hunting, how to look for work and your emotional state of mind.
I am now doing something that I love and ask myself why I waited this long. To be honest with you the one word is ‘Procrastination’. I knew what I wanted but I kept putting it off for such a long time because…to be frank I felt overwhelmed with emotions.
I know we all procrastinate once in a while and that is okay but if it affects your present and future, then you really need to raise above it, like I did.
I would tell myself that I will do it next or I will do it tomorrow or next week or the beginning of next month; I always knew what to say to myself and justify not doing what I was supposed to be doing.
Eventually, I had to be honest with my feelings and say to myself, ‘Tola YOU CAN DO IT!’ And I could! Sometimes, there is no one in your corner to cheer you on and you have to be your own cheerleader. What worked for me, what helped was ‘willpower’. I had to overcome my feelings of fear, anxiety, uncertainty, cold feet, despair, dismay, fright, misgivings, scare, timidity, self-doubt, depression, sadness etc…
I had to raise above the negative feelings above and say to myself that a) if I don’t do this, then I might regret it; b) that I had the resolve in me to do it and c) that I owed it to myself to do it.
I had to keep looking at the outcome of my doing what I was supposed to be doing. I equally read books on success, will power, starting my own business and I also listened to tapes on being a success. I read books about people that I respect and their struggles, that really helped me.
I said to myself ‘Tola, if you need to do it afraid, do it afraid; take one step at a time and stop procrastinating; your future depends on it’.
Its time to move forward, its time to make it happen for yourself; no one can do it for you except you.