Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or a job seeker it will eventually come down to hard work. There are no shortcuts to success and you can’t cheat the system. The one that works the hardest will win.
Olympians compete against Olympians and you’re competing against job seekers. The one that has the best plan and works their plan the hardest will win. Yes, you’re trying to win just like an Olympic athlete. If you’re not looking at it this way, you should, because the job market is very competitive.
When the Olympic athlete wins they get a medal. When the job seeker wins they get a job. In some cases you might have more competitors seeking a job than the Olympic athlete has for their event. We’ve all heard the stories about 20,000 people showing up for 800 jobs at a factory in a particular city. Competitive? You bet!
Years ago I was in a very competitive industry and through hard work and persistence I was able to win a job competing with hundreds, if not thousands, of job seekers. How? Just like an Olympic athlete, I outworked my competition. I wasn’t smarter. I didn’t attend a prestigious college. I was just a hard worker.
I am not exaggerating when I say this. Having a good work ethic will get you further in life than anything else. If you can outwork your competition you will never have any issues with employment. Companies will be lining up for you. Companies are looking for people that aren’t afraid to work. They want winners, not losers.
So you might not be an Olympic athlete, but you’re in a competitive field and competing just like them. You have to be 100% devoted to winning. It takes a lot of hard work to win in the Olympics and it take a lot of hard work to win that dream job you’ve always wanted. There truly is no substitute for hard work. It works every time. I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!
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