The Small Victories
Have you ever experienced a time when you really wanted something but only got a small part of it? Naturally one would be disappointed over not getting everything, but now that’s starting to seem like the wrong emotion to have. Instead of being disappointed why don’t we use that energy to be happy about what we’ve obtained?
For months I have been writing about my employment situation and I am proud to report that I’m employed. After almost four months without a job and three interviews that didn’t turn into anything I’ve been hired to work for a company that I can learn from and grow in. The only thing is that when I was offered the job I didn’t really appreciate it the way I should have.
I had a lot of expectations that I wanted this position to live up to and when I got it I became disappointed that things didn’t happen the way I planned. Part of me considered refusing the job, but after thinking about it I saw how silly I was being. Even though it didn’t happen the way I wanted it to I should have celebrated my new employment and seen it as one step that would lead to other steps.
Sometimes things don’t turn out the way that we expect them to. They can come packaged differently and we have to accept that we were able to achieve that portion and continue to pursue the rest. Once we are able to enjoy the small victories we can truly celebrate our bigger accomplishments.