Day 16. Today’s #WEverb11 prompt is Persevere.
#16 – Persevere. Contributed by Jen.
Describe something that disappointed you in 2011 and how you persevered.
As I wrote about yesterday, in January of 2011, my department was restructured and my job was eliminated. Although I was guaranteed another position at comparable pay, I had no idea what it would be, and my company does not move quickly. There were promotional positions available, and it took them four months to staff those; I was unsuccessful. I then pitched an idea for another position that was open – while I didn’t have all the qualifications, I had a passion and desire (something the other candidates did not!). In the end, that was also unsuccessful. I was given a position that I thought I could be successful at, and went to work.
Perseverance… in the end, marathon training taught me a lot about perseverance. When confronted with adversity, it takes a lot of commitment and effort to continue moving forward. You have to believe in yourself, even when no one else does. You have to fight for what you believe in, work hard for it, and go out and prove you can do it!
I’m happy in my work again now, although it has taken a while to get there. I know I’m doing a good job, even if at times I’m not sure my leadership has faith in me. I have a terrific team of employees working with me, which makes it so much easier!
Marathon training, and my weight loss journey both took amazing perseverance. The ability to stick with the program has taught me that I can finish anything I set my mind to, if I’m truly committed to it. Because of this, I *know* I can finish an Ironman 70.3 this year (barring injury). I know I can train to finish a full Ironman. I’m strong enough and work hard enough to finish anything I want to!
4/4 again! Got a great deal on the hotel in MN, getting very excited now! Spent a lot of time working with my retail specialist putting out Christmas stock in our gift store – not chained to my desk! Managed to squeeze in a 20 minute weight workout even after 11 hours at work, got my main floor tidy, and wrote 1 post! Hey – that’s 5/4! Yay me!
Goals for today:
1) Grocery shopping
2) Christmas party!
3) Travel documents
Goals for Saturday:
1) 1 blog post
2) 1 workout
3) Clear 20 pieces of mail out of drawer
4) Update my blogroll – need to add some new blogs!