Sometimes your job search just isn’t working. Fix your job search using what the old sailors called “ash breeze”.
You won’t go anywhere in your sailboat if you are becalmed, no wind. Sailors on the old 3 mast boats used to dread finding themselves where there was no wind. There are places in the ocean where you can go weeks without a breeze. The old mariners often had only one way out, “ash breeze.”
When becalmed, a rowboat full of men would be sent out tied to the front of the ship. They would take their ash wood oars and start rowing. Progress was always painfully slow. Any breeze would move a ship faster, but “ash breeze” was better than dying becalmed.
Are you becalmed? Are you stuck in a company or job that just isn’t getting you anywhere? The book, Carry On Mr. Bowditch, is the story of one of the greatest mariners of our age.
Bowditch was stuck in a nowhere job. Born in 1773, with little formal education and apprenticed to a storeowner, Bowditch became an expert bookkeeper. He wasn’t where he wanted to be. He studied mathematics and astronomy on his own. Eventually he became a sea captain, author and educator. He received an honorary PhD for his accomplishments. His book on celestial navigation is still used at the US Naval Academy.
The most important thing you have is your attitude. Couple attitude with an intense desire to better yourself and you cannot be stopped. Start preparing now for the job you want to have in five years. Learn what you need to learn. The more you work on YOU, the better your life will get.
The harder I work on me, the better my life gets.
Something To Do Today
Read the book, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Latham.
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