Q is for Quotations
In honor of the letter Q, I’ve compiled a few quotations* that I thought were appropriate to a job search, or to anyone going through a transitional phase in their life:
The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. – Ben Stein
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – Andre Gide
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce
A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain. – Pliny the Elder
We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. – John W. Gardner
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. – Aldous Huxley
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. – Theodore Roosevelt
Employment, sir, and hardships prevent melancholy. – Samuel Johnson
Chase brave employment with a naked sword throughout the world. – George Herbert
Take your pick, if any of these speak to your situation. Me, I’m off, naked sword in hand, to continue my quest for employment. May your quest also prove fruitful!
* Disclaimer: I copied these from a few websites, and didn’t do any independent research to confirm the veracity of the attributions, so if it isn’t correct, don’t blame me!