Respite Reflections’ purpose is to help people push the “pause” button in their transition work — to take a break from the thinking, researching, networking and preparing for interviews.
Taking a moment to center yourself, ponder a positive thought, and focus on a broader perspective is invaluable during a time of transition.
“What we perceive as a failure
may simply be our inner being’s way of telling us
that we are ready to move to a new level of growth.”
– Anne Wilson Schaef
I remember taking an accounting class and wanting to drop out after my first test produced quite a disappointing grade. Someone I worked with advised me to stick with it, saying I could always quit, but sticking with it might produce surprising results. So I truly studied, instead of just “kind of” studying and the next test produced a very rewarding grade. The course enabled me to understand concepts and terms I hadn’t imagined I could learn.
When we disappoint ourselves, the pain is great. But overcoming that failure with persistence and hope can mightily aid the growth of one’s character.