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  • Writer's pictureSean Hoggard

Feeling Stuck??

Updated: May 4, 2020

Have you ever had the feeling of being stuck in life? Looking for jobs and getting interviews but not the job. Stuck at the same draining job, relationship and/or friendship, Are you about to graduate school but do not know where life is going to take you next? If you answer is yes, you are not the only one. I, myself have been in a similar situation. Do not lose hope! Do not give up! You are in control of your life. You may not always get the result you want every time but you control the way you go about getting the result you want. You are not a failure if you dont succeed. Get knock down 9 times but get up 10. You are a failure if you do not continue your effort towards reaching your goal. What is your gift? What is the one thing that you are good at? What is that one thing that you do well? What is one thing that you could do for the rest of your life and not get paid for? Once you have found that, then you know what direction to head to. That is the thing you can do with the least amount of effort. Now it is time to begin to develop your gift. My gift as you can see is writing. With the help of my wife Alexiss I found that out. I wanted to do so many things at the same time that I would get frustrated to the point that I would get mad at myself. I would take my frustration out on others around me because I was angry at myself. I felt like I could not do anything. That would lead to depression because I felt as if I was nothing. My anxiety kicked in because, by not getting anything done I lost time that I could not get back. Another day of not knowing what to do. My wife joked with me on many occasions because I have 5 notebooks designated for different topics. She help me see that my writing was reaching people and I was beginning to get noticed. Also, the fact I wrote everyday in my journal. I was already doing gift was and didn't know it I wrote articles for the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) newspaper The FreeVoice while I was a student there, and The Washington Informer Bridge. I currently work in security and other officers ask me to help write their incident reports when an incident happens at work. One of my coworkers asked me to write a bio for him for a website that his featuring him. This is an example of me using the gift and talent. Dig deep! It is going to be okay. You are not going to figure out what your gift is overnight. Do not waste one day by not figuring out what your gift is.

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