What Lies Within Us

Today is a special Monday for me. Today is my first day of work. I’m excited, but I’m also nervous about getting started. I am the youngest, most inexperienced person on the team. I’m fresh out of school, and this is my first professional job. However, I keep reminding myself that they hired me for a reason and that getting started is often the most difficult part of a journey. Since the first step, even if it’s a positive one, is often the toughest, I’m sharing a quote that helps me when I begin to feel overwhelmed by a situation.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson



  1. Lina Marie says:

    I love the quote you shared. This post especially resonated with me, because I too am fresh out of school and will begin my first professional job in just a few short days! Orientation is later this week and then my first “real” day is next Wednesday. I’m extremely nervous (as to be expected), so thanks for providing such a reassuring quote! Good luck to you as you begin this new journey with your career!

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