When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)
Recently, I interviewed for a long-term job with the company at which I have been contracting since August. It was a grueling three-and-a-half hour interview that left my brain feeling squishy and not quite able to tell right side up from down. I waited three weeks to hear the news, putting on a happy face and pushing through my work day while they interviewed other candidates. I commiserated with friends and bemoaned my in-limbo state to just about anyone that would listen. This afternoon, I was offered the job. I was told that it was because I work hard, I am good at what I do, and I follow through on my word. I earned my place there, something that not everyone got the opportunity to do. After the last six months I have had, I am thrilled, honored, and so very relieved to say yes.
Do you believe in the power of prayer? The power of intention? I do. I believe that I made that wish to the Powers That Be ... "I want a job here" ... and I was able to take the steps needed to make it happen ... "and I will do anything to get it." I had a ton of support, there were fingers and toes crossed for me all over the country, in fact. I truly believe that if you put something to the Universe, and if you work hard at your end of the deal, the Universe will come through in the end. I started a ten-week temp assignment in August with no promise of more, but I threw myself into it, and I made it happen. Aspiration or action? I think it's both. Did it happen because I worked for it? Yes. And because I wanted it too? You betcha.
Sometimes action is quiet. Sometimes it's as simple as a whispered prayer on an elevator on the way to a job interview. Sometimes action is obvious. Sometimes it is a fifty-hour work week and being the last one on your floor on a Friday afternoon.
"If you work really hard, and you are kind, amazing things will happen to you." Conan O'Brien
I am so proud of this achievement. I am so happy that I put this intention into the unknown, and so excited that it came back to me this way. I am thrilled with the opportunity, thrilled that my hard-work has paid off.
Sometimes, when you work really hard, you get exactly what you want.