Don’t Settle

Recent events at work made me rather upset. Consequently, I found myself applying for every job in sight. All I wanted was something new. Spamming job applications resulted in a few responses from  companies for interviews for phone sales and customer support positions. I have worked phone customer support and sales before. I found it very unrewarding. Against my better judgment I accepted the interviews anyway.

Today I got dressed up and walked into the office of one of these companies. I stood proudly in the doorway of the company as an employee walked out. He had a beaten look on his face. The look of a man who hates his job. A man who goes to work to punch the clock and do as little as possible till he gets to punch the clock again and go home. I did this for years in customer support. When I saw that man I said “Nope…” turned around and walked out of the building. I wont settle for less than I deserve.

I have a job, which granted it’s not the best job and I am looking for better opportunities. Always looking forward and up. I shouldn’t be required to settle because I am upset. Maybe some of the other applications I scattered will turn into some new great opportunity. What I am really getting at here is this. Don’t settle. There is nothing in this life that you cannot achieve. You set you own limits. I have been reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. He cites a poem,

” I bargained with life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid”

Don’t settle friends. Life will pay whatever we ask of it.

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