It might get worse before it gets better! The economic times that we are now facing are different than any other in our NEW American history. In fact, this is a more challenging time than the great depression according to Mr. David Gergen, Professor of Public Services, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The fact is, we’ve gone a long time in the sunshine here in America – yes, milk and honey has been tasty, but the time reinvent ourselves and our pride has come. We must do the heavy lifting again! Our forefathers who had to live in the post depression era did the lifting and made it through. In fact, the era created people who valued life and family more than things. There is something to be said about struggle. One of my sayings is that, “Weight builds muscles and challenges build character”.
Every generation since the great depression, our forefathers have wanted to make it easier for the next generation – but someone has to do the work. When times get tough, successful people focus on success, not failure. In the movie Apollo 13, when the spacecraft was having challenges coming back into our atmosphere, one of my favorite lines in the movie is, ““With all due respect, I believe this is going to be our finest hour.”
Make this time in OUR history, your finest hour!
Master Career Strategist
Author, “How to Find Your Dream Job, Even in a Recession”