Don’t Just Show Up for Life, Participate

I know quite a few people who seem to think that life owes them a good job and income simply for getting out of bed every day. They go to work and do the bare minimum, yet wonder why they never get a raise or why they are always the first to get laid off. Some are unemployed and send out one resume a week and wonder why they can’t get a job offer. Others start a business, send out some advertising, and then wonder why the clients and money don’t pour in. Some don’t balance their checkbooks or take an active interest in their finances and then wonder why they don’t have any money. These people think that someone, somewhere owes them something and all they have to do to


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5 Responses to Don’t Just Show Up for Life, Participate

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch says:

    Does your state only require sending out one resume per week to maintain unemployment insure benefits? Remarkable.

  2. Janet says:

    Great advice, and very timely as people are very motivated this time of year to start fresh. :)

  3. 20 and Engaged says:

    These are all things that I’m really trying to incorporate in my lifestyle. There’s been days, due to my depression, that I just didn’t feel like going, but when I finally did, I felt so behind. I’m working on making every single day productive.

  4. Bernz says:

    Life is a life long learning process. Do not be afraid to do your best in any situation. No one person is perfect on anything. Learn from your mistakes and take chances. You cannot let chance to make it happen for you. Take charge of your life.

  5. Gail says:

    Unfortunately many of the folks that you are writing to don’t see themselves as the ones that are doing the bare minimum. I remember seeing these types of folks when I worked. To hear them talk you would swear the welfare of the company road on their backs but in truth, if they never showed up for work again their absense would hardly be noticed.

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