A Little Motivation with the Monkees

The passing of Davy Jones, lead singer of the Monkees, has had me waxing nostalgic these past couple days. I’ve been finding videos on YouTube and listening to their songs, recalling many fun memories from their resurgence in the 80s.

As I was jamming out to Davy, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, and Mickey Dolenz, I found a couple motivational songs to encourage your forward movement in your job hunt:

You stare at me in disbelief
And say for you there’s no relief
But I swear I’ll prove you wrong
Don’t sit in your lonely room
Just starin’ back in silent gloom
That’s not where you belong

…Come with me leave yesterday behind
And take a giant step outside your mind

~From Take a Giant Step by The Monkees

Being “in transition” is a tough place to be. You may feel stuck emotionally and having a hard time freeing yourself from the baggage that came with losing your job. But allowing that to happen doesn’t do you any favors. As the song says, “That’s not where you belong.” You belong in the here and now, making plans for your future and acting upon them so you can see what life truly has in store for you!

This next song is equally good with its advice:

I’m gonna pack up all the pain
I’ve been keepin’ in my heart
I’m gonna catch me the fastest train
I’m gonna make me a brand new start

~From Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day by The Monkees

“Packing up the pain” to “make a brand new start” is what you need to do to move your career forward. That’s not to say that it’s easy, but wallowing in your hurt from the circumstances surrounding a job loss is, in many ways, more difficult to endure. Take from that work experience the lessons that will help you in the future, and move as swiftly away from the situation as possible!

How are you going to put the Monkees’ words into action?

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