January 18, 2010
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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)
Yes: The job market today in Houston is tough. You may think, “I’ve done everything I can possibly do! Job boards, Job Fairs, Resume in order, Networking, and more. I might as well give up.”
What would Martin Luther King’s advice to you be?
First, he may want you to read these articles from Houston's Workplace Examiner: (yeah, right...)
But, Dr. King's advice may include: Giving up would be evil. Never give up!
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.” – Martin Luther King
Re-think your job search approach!
“Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King
Find something you WANT to do…and pursue it with passion.
“A man has no right to live until he has found something to die for.” – Martin Luther King
But…Dr. King, I’ve tried EVERYTHING. The system just doesn’t want me. It’s the stupid government’s fault!
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Martin Luther King
King's "Drum Major Instinct" sermon, given on 4 February 1968, was an adaptation of the 1952 homily ‘‘Drum-Major Instincts’’ by J. Wallace Hamilton. King encouraged his congregation to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love. King concluded the sermon by imagining his own funeral, downplaying his famous achievements and emphasizing his heart to do right.
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