- I'm sending an email to the leader of the selection committee asking her to share specific feedback about my background so that I can continue to improve my writing talents.
- I believe that as good a fit as I thought I was for this job, God has a better plan for my life and I will follow God's plan.
- I refuse to concentrate on what I don't have. Instead, I'm thankful for the one company who eagerly pursued me for help introducing Costco to a brand new market right in my own backyard. The total time elapsed from filling out an online application to being offered the marketing job was only seven days.
- I will find a way to use my writing talents to serve my new employer. Costco is very good at promoting from within. If I continue to refine my writing talents, I have a great shot at one day helping my new boss with one of the most popular magazines in the world, Costco Connections. This magazine is read by over 8 million members every month.
- I'm learning that I do not control the way the wind blows. Like the eagle who sees the storm coming from afar, I face the storm with my wings wide open, ready to be lifted above it when in hits. The force of the wind lifts me above the clouds and I float high above.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Turning a Negative Into a Positive
The email was disappointing. The selection committee rejected me. Unfortunately, I will not be hired as the communications coordinator for the University of Iowa, a highly coveted position at one of the best writing schools in the United States. How does one turn such devastating news into a positive? As a person who has struck out more times than most people you know, let me share how I'm turning a negative into a positive: