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Archive for May, 2011

The Journey

I am embarking on a new journey.  After doing the employee thing for the last 20 years, I was let go from a job I loved about a year ago.  The loss of my job was like a divorce as I lost my sense of self worth and my identity. The past year has become a period of self discovery as I have learned that the traditional ways of doing things don’t seem to work anymore and that like many people I bought into the lie that if you graduate from a good college and work hard that you will be rewarded. I hate to burst your bubble, but that ain’t true!  I now realize that I cannot do the same things I have always done and expect a different result. I need to be a master of my own fate and not depend on others for my livelihood or my happiness.  I need to let go of past hurts and baggage because they are holding me back from greatness.  Most of all, I have learned that you need to surround yourself with positive people who will lift you up, not tear you down.

What are your struggles?  What things are holding you back?