Unmotivated? Discouraged? Click Here

by Julie Watson, former Head Editor,  INALJ Pennsylvania
previously published 8/19/13

Unmotivated? Discouraged? Click Here

julie_watsonStaying positive during the job search can be challenging, especially if you are not currently employed. When times get tough, I find inspiration in quotes. Sometimes I’ll pick a one for the week and use it like a mantra. Anytime I start to feel discouraged, I remind myself of that little piece of wisdom. This practice helps me dig deep when I need to most. Try it and see if works for you!  Choose one of these, or find a special one of your own.

  • The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. – Benjamin Franklin
  • One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe
  • Accept failure as part of the process. Unknown
  • Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar
  • Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison
  • I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way. – Carl Sagan
  • You may not realize it when it happens, but at kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney
  • Patience is not the ability to wait, but to keep a good attitude while waiting. – Unknown
  • 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
  • Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its struggles, it empties today of its strength. – Mary Englebreit
  • The difference between try and triumph is a little UMPH. – Unknown
  • Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch
  • If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou
  • Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it. –Marva Collins
  • When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. – Alexander Graham Bell
  • When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. – Will Rogers
  • You’ve only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got. – Unknown



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