The thing about achieving the success that you envision for yourself, you never know exactly when you will find it. That success could be a year away, a decade away, or a day away. Timing isn’t up for you to decide, but remember that only those who never give up on themselves will actually achieve what it is that they are looking for in life.
I will admit that I have had my doubts as of recently. The stress of my job has started to take a toll on me mentally, emotionally, and physically. I have had less and less energy, and I have had to fight off the negative emotions that keep passing through my head.
Never Give Up
It is said that your greatest success usually comes after your greatest struggles. Well, if this saying holds true, I am approaching what would be one of my greatest successes because as far as my job is concerned, this has been my greatest struggle yet.
See, I love the place that I work for, but the role itself is no longer for me. I know what I am capable of achieving, and I know that I want to remain with the company that I work for. My only issue is that I just want to find something that would be more meaningful and gratifying to me. I didn’t know exactly what that looked like, so I naturally started to prepare for the worst.
Right before listening to my fears and giving up on a company that I am deeply passionate about and have been invested in for the last four years, I decided that in a last-ditch effort I was going to reach out to somebody for some guidance. I sent one email, and guess what happened? In that one email, all of my hope was restored. I got the guidance that I was looking for and then some.
The corporate recruiter for my company had agreed to meet with me and agreed to help me transition into a position that met my skillset. One of the positions that we are looking at is one that I could only dream of. I would be traveling all across the country, working for the company that I love, and positively impacting the lives of millions. To me, it doesn’t get any better.
The Power of ONE
The thing is, though, if I had given up and called it quits instead of taking that one chance and sending that one email, I wouldn’t have the opportunity ahead of me that I do now.
Because I sent that one email, because I never gave up, and because I sought advice when I needed it the most, I am now looking to advance into a position that would bring far much more meaning and value to my life.
In looking back, I have realized that all it takes is one. If I didn’t send that one email to our recruiter, I fear that I wouldn’t be remaining with a company that I am passionate about for much longer. If I didn’t take that one risk on myself when I had the idea of starting a blog about my life in hopes to inspire others, I wouldn’t be here writing this today.
Give Yourself A Chance
The point is, all it takes is one to achieve the life that you envision yourself living. All it takes is acting on that one desire that passes through your mind that could potentially change your life, that one question of asking for the raise that you deserve that could get you more money, acting on that dream that could hold the key to the future that you envision for yourself. Without acting on that one thought that is pressing on your mind, you will never know the possibilities that lie ahead.
Only those who are crazy enough to believe that they can change the world and achieve all that they desire actually do. But without taking that one step towards achieving the life that you desire for yourself, you will never know.
All It Takes Is One
This truly is your one opportunity at life. You will never get any amount of time back, so don’t hold anything back and don’t listen to any amount of doubt. Live the life that you wish to live by seeking it at all costs. All it takes is one of something to change your life, so find that one thing that you want, and go after it with all you have.
As for me, yes, I will admit that I am scared of what lies ahead. I am scared to tell the managers who gave me my first opportunity that I am leaving their team, I am scared of the relationships that my decision could possibly affect, and I am scared of what could change in my life. But unless I take this chance on myself, I will never know what I could have truly achieved, and that is a feeling that I am not okay living with.
We all owe it to ourselves to create whatever life we want to live. It won’t always be easy, but as long as we give ourselves the opportunity to succeed and the willingness to never give up despite the obstacles that we face, then there isn’t anything that any of us won’t achieve. All it takes is one, so find that one desire, and give it all your might.
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