It's Worth The Effort

No one really got anywhere by sitting at home.  I tend to feel guilty if I watch T.V. for too long, for all the other things that need to be done.  It isn't usually the big tasks that require accomplishing, either, but the small details, which help make life bearable, like washing dishes, keeping the house clean, and taking out the trash.

I've been pushing the boundaries the past four months, trying to start a new career in the hotel industry.  It's meant printing dozens of resumes and cover letters, knocking on doors, and making phone calls.  It's nerve-wracking at times.  I'm not someone who enjoys rocking the boat too much.  I have to be careful of this tendency not to assert myself, though, especially when it comes to finding work, since there are 1,000 people out there hungry for the same thing.  If I don't put my best foot forward in a hurry I'm likely to be left behind.

This attitude applies to anything that's worthwhile.  If you want something bad enough, you usually have to plan and pursue that goal.  It won't just land in your lap by accident.  Whether it's renovating a house, starting a relationship, planning a family, or buying a new car, a lot of effort and focus is required.  The bigger the task, the larger the effort required to achieve it, unless you're lucky and things just land in place for you.  But with a bigger effort generally comes a bigger reward.  It may be nerve-wracking pursuing something, wondering whether you'll accomplish what you want or if your efforts will end in vain.  When things do work, however, then creating your own reality is definitely worth the effort involved.
UnderEli UnderEli
46-50, M
Aug 13, 2010