The gap between what we go through and growth is our perception and ability to craft our story into learnings and describe our experiences positively.
Career or business may start from a corner point that’s not so desirable, but the crafting of words, positive description of the opportunities, experiences and learnings are what we can put together as resume and it certainly counts.
I had a conversation with a young lady – University undergraduate on what she is up to with the longstanding strike action affecting Nigerian Universities nationwide [ASUU], she mentioned she is supporting in a boutique – “just selling and that’s all….” in her words. I challenged her to see the bright side of the time and this season as a worthwhile engagement and opportunity for work experience in merchandise, marketing, sales, customer service and etc.
Starting from a great spot is desirable but it’s a privilege. It doesn’t matter where you are starting from, craft your story into an experience and your learnings into future opportunities.
Your perception and choice of words make significant difference in your journey.
So, keep keeping on😎.