I did an excursion once on an iced capped mountain. It was for fun, believe it or not, but it was the most physically arduous thing I have ever done. I had hiked Kilimanjaro years before but this particular mountain, though only a day climb, was much harder. There was one fellow excursionist who was rather quiet, kept to himself and later I learned that he had lost his mother not long before our excursion. Instead of staying home and mourning his loss he had decided to go through his excursion and offer it up to the memory of his mother.
As much as I want to, and do, damn fate and bad luck and any number of other things for this job search debacle, I wish I was the kind of person that would find a “second wind” and dedicate it to the memory of my father. I wish I was the kind of person that would double her efforts and determine that given we have a limited time on this earth she was going to find a way to make it count, come hell or high water.
I’m not that kind of person.
I will pretend for the next couple entries.
So the next 5 entries will be dedicated to concrete goals and actions taken.
For the coming week I will establish SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Bound).
Specific: Networking emails, Job applications
Measurable: 10 Networking emails, 10 job applications
Achievable: These goals are dependent only on my own actions.
Relevant: The more you reach out the higher the probability of finding the right position and opportunity.
Time Bound: Next week, between Monday and Friday
Off you go…