Monday Motivation: Be Better Than Yourself

Today’s motivation comes to us courtesy of Jouer Cosmetics. As I was sitting outside today writing a cover letter, I stumbled across this picture, which Jouer posted on their Facebook.

It immediately brightened my outlook on life. For the past five months, I have been job searching — searching job postings, writing cover letters, interviewing — but nothing has lead to a full-time job. As someone who is Type A and likes to be in control, not finding a job immediately after graduating has been difficult for me, as I’m sure it is for anyone job hunting right now.

In these past few months, I have spent a lot of time analyzing my qualifications and skills and, ultimately, comparing myself to other potential candidates. But this quote put it all in perspective — If I persistently try to be better than the person I was yesterday, then, in the end, I will have something to show for it. And, instead of comparing myself to others, I should compare myself to the person I was yesterday and how I can become a better person tomorrow.

Today, that focus is writing more cover letters.

How are you going to be better than the yesterday you?

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