How to Maintain a Positive Mindset
Hello beautiful people!
I was watching the Bold Type last night, which I highly recommend, they do a great job of talking about various issues and the 20-something young professional perspective. Anyway! The show is about a women’s magazine in New York City and Jacqueline acts as the main mentor to the women of Scarlett. At one-point Sutton mentions to Jacqueline, that she felt left behind when her friends were climbing the corporate latter and gaining more responsibility in their chosen career fields and she was still an assistant. She felt like she was idling while everyone else was moving forward.
So many people right now feel like they are idling because of the pandemic. Trying to work various part-time jobs, or side hustles while applying for full-time work only to be turned down. Fighting with the unemployment websites that are crashing because of too many people are applying for help and the system is antiquated. Other people are forced to move home because new contracts and deals ended early. I even know one person that finally booked coveted Broadway lead roles just before the pandemic only to have Broadway shut down for obvious reasons. This season of life has been hard on everyone, but that’s the one positive we are all in this together. While some people are incredibly overworked, I’m talking 13 hours a day now fulfilling three positions for half the money while other people cannot seem to get a foot in the door. It’s a truly crazy time and we all need to be gentler with ourselves. Do not feel the need to compare your journey to other peoples.
Jacqueline replied to Sutton that “You were an assistant longer than you wanted to be, but you were never idling you were preparing for your moment. So when the time is right, you would soar.” This made me smile. It is so easy to get discouraged when you are not where you want to be, haven’t achieved the goals you set out for yourself when you were 16, or haven’t bought the house, met the right person, etc. However, it’s all about perspective every job I’ve ever had taught me some skill I’ve parlayed into my next job. For every awful co-worker or toxic acting coach, I’ve encountered taught me to appreciate the kind people I’ve meet even more. It taught me to notice personality traits and to avoid people who I get a terrible vibe from. You know the gut feeling you get when you don’t trust someone listen to it, no matter how many people rave about how great that person is. I’m always polite to those people, but never share any personal details or look to them for guidance. I reserved that for people that were more like Jaqueline, confident, tough but fair, compassionate, and willing to help you grow into the person you are meant to be. Everyone has their own timeline. I’m going to say that again EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN TIMELINE. God’s timing is perfect, and we all need to learn to have faith, walk one step at a time towards our goals. In the end, we will end up even further than we thought possible and with all the life skills, and wisdom needed. Are there any tv quotes that made you reflect on things lately?