I know that with continuing world wars, company downsizing, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, uncertainty with recent elections, etc. it may appear to be a bleak holiday season. In a workshop last week, a lady shared that she had been on the receiving end of a “cost containment exercise.” Another related that she had been given the “grace of interruption” in her work life. Whoa! – great sounding terms for unexpected change.
This is a great time to be anticipating the beginning of a new year. In 1937, Napoleon Hill wrote this in the original edition of “Think and Grow Rich:” “The ‘depression’ was a blessing in disguise. It reduced the whole world to a new starting point that gives every one a new opportunity.” Now I doubt that people going through the depression saw it a blessing. But it did give rise to thousands of new ventures and fresh vocational direction for many people. Maybe now is your time to simply give thanks for a new opportunity.
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