Last night I was rejected from my dream job…
Currently, my primary job is at a major media company where I work in advertising Monday through Friday for 30 hours a week.
For the last couple of weeks I have been interviewing for a job opportunity which would’ve have been an additional 20 hours a week, increased my income drastically and I would have been able to exercise not only my skills but also my passions.
Based on my experience, energy and heart I thought I was a shoo-in. So when I read the email that began with, “Unfortunately…” my heart sunk to the bottom of my stomach. I’d honestly felt like I’d gotten the wind knocked out of me. It took everything in me to not cry…okay, I cried a little.
I’d really thought that everything was divinely set in order and that finally so many pieces of my life were coming together just in time for me to get this job…but God said otherwise.
Everything was still in divine order…just not for that purpose.
This morning I returned to my regular day-job feeling a bit defeated and furthermore unmotivated. Not getting that job made me feel like I didn’t even want the job that I currently have. I questioned; Why am I even at this job anyway? Is this even what I want to do? Why I am in advertising this isn’t what I even wanted to do out of college?
This morning I had a routine meeting with my boss. We started talking about opportunities for growth and profits on my end. As she spoke to me, I had the same epiphany I experienced a couple of weeks ago which I write about in Rebranding, except this time in regards to my job.
That is, how can I complain about my job not being fulfilling when I’m not even working my hardest? Have I been putting my all into my job? I can honestly say…no.
Doing good produces mediocre results at best…and if you’re anything like me, mediocre is not going to cut it. Why? Because doing good doesn’t mean you’re doing your best; and when you’re not doing your best you leave room for disappointment.
Being passionate about something does not mean you’re doing your best but should be the provocation of working your hardest. And until you’re working your hardest (which only you and God know) leave yourself no room to complain. Lend yourself not-a-one Kleenex!
Not getting that job has ignited a new fire in me to do my best right where I’m at in life and especially at my current job. I have the time to focus on and master what is currently in front of me.
“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matt. 25:21
Doing your best…working your hardest is the key to getting to the next level and creating your most fulfilling life!
**Have you ever been to a hotel where you get in the elevator but without that special key card you can only go up so many floors? That special key card to the exclusive levels of life…is your hard work!**
I hope my experience has helped you today. Thank you for reading.
With love always,
On Creating Your Most Fulfilling Life