Happenings in Christine's World

Short stories of life, thoughts, and feelings

Perseverance Spins Success

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Perseverance Art Poster Print by Chris Daniels, 36x24

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

 I have so much to write about, so thankfully and hopefully my blog posts will be more regular. 

I will start with what has happened two months ago. On July 13, my position at a local hospital was eliminated and therefore I’ve been without a job since, well, a regular paying job that is. 

I’ve been working with a career management group to help me adjust to the layoff and to help me find a new job. So far, the group has been helpful, however, I am finding myself wanting to go out on my own and develop my own business, which isn’t all that easy and the thought does scare me. 

As I think about what I want to do and how to go about setting up my business I am reminded of my culminating year at Vermont College when I felt the same fear of failure and success.  You see, there are these little voices of self doubt within me that can come on strong and loud. In college I referred to them as gremlins. 

These voices, my fears, threatened my graduating, so as my professor and I talked about the fears, I soon realized that I could overcome the fears and achieve the goals my writing professor set forth for me. I persevered, I succeeded and I graduated. It took a lot of hard work to get me through the semester. I had to overcome a lot of self doubt and I did it.

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