Widgets Passionate Colors Newsletter ~  #31 ~ Experience Vanity Fair: Portraits

"If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires." ~ Abigail Van Buren


Don't sell yourself short. Your experience matters and it's the best teacher. Good or bad, what you've done in your life is priceless. You own it, so celebrate it!

Nobel Prize writer Andrι Gide once said, "Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable."

"I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned." ~ Carol Burnett

Grow from your challenges; let any problem you have reaffirm the strength of who you are. As you learn from your experiences, open yourself up to others so they may share the wealth of your toil.

Whatever age you are. Philosopher John Locke observed: "No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience."

"If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it." ~ Henry Ford

This Is Your Life, Not A Dress Rehearsal Respect experience.

Following 9/11, businesses showed signs of wartime hiring patterns: a more selective strategy, placing greater emphasis on experienced workers. (Challenger, Gray & Christmas, 10/2001)

According to the National Council on the Aging, human resource managers view older, experienced workers as "loyal, dependable, reliable, experienced, and service-minded, with a sense of good judgment." By the year 2005, the labor force became a bit more experienced and included 55 million workers age 45 or older, about 37% of the labor force.

"Experience is the key to greatness." ~ Arthur Williams

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