Cultivate a Positive Self-Image in Unemployment

“What am I going to do today?” “What is my purpose?” “What is next?”

These questions invoke a natural response from ourselves. When under stress these questions invoke a sense of fear, uncertainty & doubt. But, when asked with confidence, these questions inspire, invigorate and energize.

What is the difference?

The difference is a belief in validation from the external or internal. Those with inner confidence know that these questions are a gate way to a new opportunity. Those who seek outer recognition see the questions as unfortunate barriers to what they truly wish to do.

Where’s the separation between happiness & sadness? Well, if we look at medical information, there is no physical attribute that guarantees happiness or sadness.

Psychology points to our personal belief structures. When a person believes in themselves wholeheartedly and totally trusts their intuition. Then that person is never a failure. They are a success in progress.

It’s as Zig Ziglar says, “We can’t climb a smooth mountain. It must have cracks, dividends and holes in so we can pull our way to the top.”

Unemployment many times feel likes a smooth mountain we’re trying to climb. No cracks to grip or dividends to get footing. Yet, it is the strength we gain from pulling ourselves up that truly gives us what we desire.

That is why, every person needs to keep self-confidence in their personal image account. In their heart, it requires a person who believes in their own skills, talents and choices to fight through failure to find success.

If the job you’ve left wasn’t as rewarding as it should have been, it is time for you to make life as rewarding as you it should be.

So when you feel that tug for something to do when you’re unemployed and you can’t think of what to do next do an exercise. An exercise of self-image and positivity. If character is revealed, its time to give it an opportunity to be revealed in greatness.

Take 20 minutes and write out all the reasons why people should hire you, your friends like you and your family loves you. When finished, read the list out loud. In the mirror to yourself. It will sound a bit odd at first but isn’t really to difficult. It’s about making sure that you feel great in your own skin.

As Oscar Wilde said, “Life is about being yourself, everyone is already taken.”


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