Krissa over at le petit hiboux writes today about getting the perfect job. These lines struck me:
It's difficult for me to believe, but it's what I need, exactly when I need it, just when I was worried I was asking too much. For all my pragmatism (WHAT, it's IN there SOMEWHERE) there's a part of me that still firmly believes that if your goal is worthy, if you have a dream that you deserve and have earned, then what you need will come to you when you need it. The universe will conspire to help you, as Paulo Coehlo would put it.
I have one friend who calls it manifesting and another who calls it “sorcery,” in that it’s not the universe or anything else that brings it to you: it is YOU who brings it, makes it happen, manifests it. Whatever you want to call it, I’m all about it these days. Why not expect the perfect job/apartment/pair of black pants to come along? Make it so. Work hard and expect results. I believe a key to being successful in any area of life or in any career is truly believing that you will be. Easier said than done, however.
I know of so many singers who are afraid to say no to a gig, regardless of whether it is a sideways or even a backwards step. Better to be singing than not singing, right?! Even for free or for insulting pay? Even in unorganized, poorly-planned rehearsal processes? Even surrounded by bitter, unhappy colleagues who will drag you down? No. No way. But as long as singers take those jobs, they will be seen as singers on that level, and will be offered only those jobs.
There comes a (very scary) time when you have to say, “No, this isn’t the right job for me right now.” It might mean going without work for a while, but trust that it will come. That you will manifest the perfect next step, resulting in the perfect job/career/life for you. Why not?
And don’t be afraid to ask for a lot. You might actually get it!