One day I woke up motivated. I thought about the steps I needed to take to feed the urges that were continuing to rise up in me. I went grad school. I got a new job in Internal Communications. I asked for a promotion, and I was declined. I applied for another job, and I was declined. I applied for another job, but they couldn’t meet my salary requirements, I declined them. I applied for another job, and I got it. I was promoted and promoted again.
My motivation didn’t stop. I now have the job I sought out that initial morning of motivation. Is the urge quenched? No. Once you accomplish your goals, you help others accomplish theirs. I am so honored to be a founding member of MAGIC for my company. MAGIC stands for Minorities Amplifying Growth Inclusion and Community; an initiative focused on developing minorities.
The key takeaway for me is that I failed along the way. I stumbled. I was blocked. I was considered less than. I wasn’t valued, but I came out stronger, more determined, more focused, and now I’m making MAGIC. My children are watching and learning.