Open Letter to Marc Cenedella, CEO & Founder of "The Ladders"
Hello! I am moving to Virginia within the next few days. This email from "the Ladders" was sent to me today. It is very relevant based on having to rebuild and start all over again. Thanks to a bright young clergyman, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church here in High Point, NC named The Reverend David Umphlett, Mr; John Drilling and I are able to travel to Roanoke, Virginia where neither of us have never been before. This journey will occur on the 3rd and 4th of July. I appreciated being a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church for the short time we were in High Point and appreciate their generosity. I did not appreciate the abuse by "Black Power" at Leslie's House, 851 English Road, High Point, NC , or being blamed for things beyond my control. The below newsletter is very inspirational and uplifting, also, from an Executive Job Search Site called "The Ladders".
It appears below:
With the 4th of July coming up on Wednesday, it's a good time to reconsider this advice from a great American:
|It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.|
That was Theodore Roosevelt speaking at the Sorbonne in 1910, but he could have just as easily been speaking to you.
Those critics, those naysayers, the nags and the negative people in our lives who want to tell us: "No. It can't be done. Don't try. Give up, Kimberly. Why do you have to stand out? Why won't you just be sensible and give in to the inevitable?"
They don't count. And you mustn't mistake their words for truth.
Don't buy into their message of settle-settle, underachievement, and muddle-along-now.
Because you've been blessed with talent, because you've had the fortunate happenstance to be born in this great country (or emigrate, or visit!), because you're one of the leading professionals in this land, you have a higher calling this Fourth of July.
Use the great gifts you have been given, find the forum where your talents will shine, discover that place where your spirit soars and the work smells like… victory in the morning.
Enjoy this week of the Fourth, and then go find your new arena.
P.S. What are the heroes in our armed services thinking about their job searches this 4th of July week? Check out this cool infographic as interpreted by TheLadders' very own Yolmi Rivera, LCpl, USMC (former): Honoring Military Professionals