Being Unemployed: Is It As Bad As You Think?


They say that the hardest work in the world is being “OUT OF WORK.” Being unemployed is one of the worst nightmares one can think of. Specially, in such a competitive era where everyone is trying to excel and move ahead. You might feel like you’re useless and all the efforts that you put into your education and prior experience is going nowhere BUT, is being unemployed really a bad state? After my personal experience of going through this phase of life, my answer is NO!

Being unemployed is clearly not an ideal state one would ever want to be in, but it teaches you lessons that you don’t get to learn on daily basis. It teaches you to be patient – how to never give up and keep your hopes high. To never stop applying and to never think that you can’t do it. It teaches you that everything is possible and attainable, if you give it a try.

Did you ever just apply to one job and wait for months to hear back or do you keep applying to jobs till you finally get the job you want? I am sure you would agree with the later. It teaches you to be patient but at the same time, to never give up because success won’t come to you, you will have to go get it.

It teaches you to believe in yourself because if you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect others to do the same? It also teaches you to trust yourself, no matter how hard the circumstances are, no matter how many times you had heard NO as an answer and despite of the several regret emails that you get – every moment teaches you something to learn, to look up and keep moving till you reach your final destination i.e. the job you want.

If you’re currently unemployed and reading this, please be assured that you’re not the only one. I am with you! We don’t have to give up but keep applying. Every day will bring new challenges and opportunities to grow. Today you heard NO as an answer so that tomorrow you can hear a YES! Trust yourself and never give up. Life is too short to worry about things, we should rather get up, try hard and expect less. You will get a job soon.



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