“A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful.” –Steve Harvey
Often we see major construction going on for months or even years to produce something out of the ordinary.
-It took 3,000 men two years to build the Titanic
-The Great Wall was built over a period of 200 years
-It took 20 years for 100,000 oppressed slaves to build the Great Pyramid of Giza
-Dallas freeways are always under construction, and will apparently never be finished
Sometimes construction sites can be perceived as an eyesore, or it can be irritating when we have to make our way around them over and over again.
Yet, we are engaged in the project of constructing our Self at all times in a never ending process of becoming. Sometimes it’s not pretty, and is often frustrating.
Sure, we all want to “be” this or “be” that but, before being, we have the internal process of becoming to engage in, endure and endear.
Just how much patience do you have for the construction project called [Your Name]?
Bigger question: can you grow that patience as big as Dallas?
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” –Anna Quindlen
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.