Friday, September 20, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, a psychiatrist, has written an inspirational book, "The Gift of Adversity". It is a series of autobiographical stories with life-changing lessons gleaned from challenging events. The book's main message is to consider adversity as a gift. It happens to all people and that you need to move on. It does not reflect your personal worth. Upgrade your skills and also learn new skills. Don't compare yourself to other fortunate people which can cause depression. Faith in oneself overcomes temporary turbulence. Let's learn from our mistakes. Excellent advice!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Can We Top This Attitude During Our Job Hunting?

Diana Nyad completed a miraculous swim on Monday, September 2, 2013, from Cuba to Florida, a distance of 110 miles. She became the first swimmer to swim without a shark cage. She was in the water for 53 hours. She finished her swim a day earlier than expected. It was her fifth attempt at age 64. As soon as she emerged from her course, here is what she said: "I HAVE THREE MESSAGES. ONE IS WE SHOULD NEVER, EVER GIVE UP. TWO IS YOU NEVER ARE TOO OLD TO CHASE YOUR DREAMS. THREE IS IT LOOKS LIKE A SOLITARY SPORT, BUT IT TAKES A TEAM." Even during our job hunting process, persistence will win in the end. Agreed?