Encouragement

A few words of encouragement, specifically for job seekers

FROM THE BIBLE

“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”  – Joshua 1:9

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  – Psalm 46:10

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”  – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.”  – Psalm 42:11

“So, do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  – Isaiah 41:10

“Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief.”  – Psalm 31:9

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”  – Romans 8:18

“But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand.  The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.”  – Psalm 10:14

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

“May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”  – Psalm 20:4

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not fear or be in dread of them, For it is the LORD your God who goes with you.  He will not leave you or forsake you.”  – Deuteronomy 31:6

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”  -1 Timothy 6:17

FROM OTHER SOURCES

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”  – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is.  Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.”  ~ Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“And when the night is cloudy / There is still a light that shines on me / Shine on until tomorrow, let it be”  – The Beatles, Let it Be

“Sometimes the best goal you can set is just to get out of bed every day.  If you can succeed at this, then other things become possible.”  – Cynthia Patterson

“In spite of everything I shall rise again:  I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.”  – Vincent Van Gogh

“Develop success from failures.  Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”  – Dale Carnegie

“This day will never come again and anyone who fails to eat and drink and taste and smell it will never have it offered to him again in all eternity.  The sun will never shine as it does today…But you must play your part and sing a song, one of your best.”  – Herman Hesse, Klingsors letzter Sommer

“It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.”  -Helen Keller

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not:  nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not:  unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not:  the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”  – Calvin Coolidge

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  – George Bernard Shaw

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”  – Lee Iacocca

 

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Travis Jones - CEO of Career Development Partners

Written By Career Development Partners

Career Development Partners is here to provide solutions and impact lives. We do this by serving others by being good stewards of all that is entrusted to our care. CDP strives to have a positive influence on all who we come in contact with and to serve our market with relevant talent management services: Search, leadership development, career transition and practical retirement coaching. Our team has a combined total of over 300 years in Human Resources and Recruiting. We believe that ‘People are Worth the Investment.’

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