It’s been about a month since my last post. Since then, I’ve moved to California, went for a week long training session in Washington DC, and came back to try and get the ball rolling with my new job.
In the past month I’ve learned a lot. The main thing that has had an impact on me is the power of adapting to new and unknown situations. In order to grow, we must be able to change. We can stay doing the same old thing day after day, or we can adapt to make ourselves competitive in a growing market. There is a constant need to update our skills, revamp our attitudes, and never cut the ties with what keeps us motivated.
Southern California is a whole new world, to say the least (Literally, I think they’d become their own country if they wanted to). There is no small town feel like I’m used to. I don’t walk into a business and expect to see someone I know. People are friendly enough, but they are mostly just concerned with their own wellbeing (unless we are talking about a driving situation, in which case California drivers are concerned with destroying everyone else’s wellbeing. Seriously. It’s terrifying).
Moving is never easy. It involves leaving behind your loved ones, and stepping out of your comfort zone. I took a huge leap of faith, entering a newly created position in a tough market, for only a certain number of months. But that’s life right? Taking chances is the only way we can get to where we want to be.
They say “good things come to those who wait.” Well, I beg to differ. I think good things come to those who get after it! There is a difference between having patience and waiting. Why wait for something good to happen, when we can be proactive and make it happen. That seems like a much more efficient approach to me.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things,
because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
~ Walt Disney.