Hoping you are having an excellent week. I wanted to share with you a reflection that emerged from a business trip I took a few days ago to meet with the team I normally work with and to get acquainted with new members.
Undoubtedly, starting a new job involves immersing yourself in a new way of life and embarking on a new chapter, regardless of how many jobs you’ve had before. This could lead you to doubt, on more than one occasion, your skills and your capacity to confront the new challenges that come your way.
The process of immersing oneself in a new work environment is akin, in many ways, to the experiences we face when living in a foreign country. As immigrants, we confront the adversity of a different culture, an unfamiliar language, and the need to build a new life from the ground up. In both cases, uncertainty and challenges can sow doubts in our minds about our own abilities and capacities to overcome the obstacles that arise.
Sometimes determination may not seem sufficient, and it becomes necessary to make decisions that help us keep moving forward. As an immigrant, you might encounter numerous obstacles that hinder your path, but remember that there’s always a way to overcome them. Each step we take towards legality and security in our new land of opportunities stands as a testament to our determination.
“Believing in your abilities to face adversity” is more than just a phrase; it serves as a reminder that we are capable of much more than we imagine. As immigrants, this message holds a special significance, as it invites us to confront challenges in a way that allows us to grow, adapt, and thrive in our new land.
I sincerely appreciate the time you’ve dedicated to reading these words, and I hope you find inspiration within them. Together, we can overcome any adversity.
Andres “Capable” Mejer