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 up 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 that 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.