Pick Yourself

By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Pick yourself. I’ve had a lot of people tell me lately that they are sorry or they will stop standing in my way. I have learned from that experience that it may be easier to quit and let things fall apart because the people you were counting on didn’t follow through, or you can pick yourself and do what you can on your own. Notice the next time you feel stuck or in a rut.

Are you thinking someone is holding you back? What if that someone is you? Seth Godin, an insightful marketer, suggests that “waiting for someone else to start is a surefire way to fail.”

That means if you’re networking for a job and someone doesn’t seem like they want to help, invest your time elsewhere. If you’re applying for a job and you don’t seem to meet all the criteria, give yourself the chance to prove your experience matters.

Get started. Today. This month. Instead of being pushed and pulled by the tide, be the Moon and command the tide with your own power.

About tadedeaux

Tiffany, as an Associate Certified Career Coach, is a cross-pollinator of ideas with a background in broadcast journalism, social and ecopsychology, and coaching. Tiffany’s nearly two decades of experience has helped her to identify the power of story in connecting us to each other as well as to our environment. A believer in the power of reflection, practical application, and celebrating victories, Tiffany understands that the more we all live our dream, the more we can model it for future generations.
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