I had a fantastic working experience at my former job and practically loved every moment on the job. I spent a whole year working with the company and it was time to move on. Being the type of person that loves getting feedback, I asked my boss, "what made you hire me? As in, what did you see in my CV that got me hired?" He looked at me and said, "Several people applied for that position and we rang them all up. When we called you; first, we were amused by the fact that you have a funny accent; second, for every question we asked, you exclaimed "awesome" to usher in your response. We were like, "this guy must be highly motivated" and we just couldn't wait to meet you". You see, I am always fond of exclaiming that 7-letter word "AWESOME!", not because everything is but because I always feel awesome. When I got to New Zealand, I found that kiwis love the word; and for a way to express the optimist on my inside, I picked it up. So, when you ask, "Sam, how are you doing?" I may likely answer, "Awesome!" haha
The life of an average man is filled with opportunities; many that he'd miss and some that he'd avail himself of. Most opportunities are missed because people are not optimistic about life. They've allowed life situations to kill the 'awesome' on their inside. As a result, they beam negativity to the outside. Tell me, who wants to hire or be friends with a negative person? Well, except someone equally negative. Everyone likes to have a positive person around them. Positive people respond well to life. They make everything look awesome even when it doesn't look like it. They may have a funny accent but they are rare people; they are of the rare breed.
I am personally very allergic to negative people. They make me sick. I feel irritated when I'm around people who just don't have anything else to talk about than complain about the government, their family, their job, spouse or life as a whole. All they do is report faults and paint negative pictures of people, events, communities or life as a whole. It's hard to get motivated when you're around such people. If you want to go far in life, disconnect yourself from such people. When the weather is only cloudy, they will tell you it's raining. When they see light at the end of the tunnel, they'd tell you it's a train and probably advice you to start saying your last prayer.
My dear reader, life is awesome and so are you! Don't let anyone convince you otherwise. When you have this orientation, you will easily have a can-do attitude to everything. Positive people will associate with you and guess what, you'll easily get hired too! My message to you is simple: You may have a funny accent but don't you fail to have a positive perspective of life!
NB: My blog has a new outlook. YAY! This is the kind of template I've always loved and I promise I will not be changing it again soon. LOL. Tell me if you like it. Thanks for reading. God bless you.
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- Le Dynamique Professeur