Recently, I had a conversation with a young woman who is 20 years old and working to find her place in the world. She had a long list of the types of jobs she was interested in having. During our conversation, she expressed frustration, because she didn’t know it would be so difficult to find a job. The employers she talked to wanted experience she didn’t have. She posed the question, “How do I get the experience when no one will hire me without experience?”
This made me realize that we all have moments in life when we don’t have the experience that is required and so, in order to get the opportunity, someone must take a chance on us. Take a moment and review your life. Who took a chance on you when you weren’t quite ready or you didn’t quite have the experience or you didn’t believe in yourself? How significant of an impact did they have on your life? Make a mental list of those people and what they did for you.
Is the person that took a chance on you still in your life? If so, reach out to them and thank them for what they gave to you. If the person is not still in your life, thank them anyway. Send gratitude from your heart into the Universe. That gratitude energy will find its way to them.
Think of the impact in your life because someone was willing to take a chance and believe in you. Now consider the places in your life where you have the opportunity to pay it forward. Is there someone you can impact by believing in them, even if they don’t believe in themselves? Do you have someone in your life that you see so much potential in, and yet they don’t see it in themselves? We all have times in life when someone else’s belief in us changed everything. Be grateful for those moments in your life and then seek out opportunities to be the change in someone else’s!
Share a story of when someone took a chance and believed in you even when you didn’t believe in yourself. Share your thoughts and feelings with our sisterhood. We all learn and grow together when we share.