There have been times in my life when no matter how much effort, time or resources I threw at a specific objective, I didn't seem to gain any traction. Whether you're seeking employment, hoping for a change in a significant relationship, or just pursuing peace of mind, sometimes it feels like the universe is playing hide 'n seek with your vision and desires. Eventually, I would literally or figuratively throw my hands up toward the sky -- the universal sign of surrender -- and shout "I give up! I can't do this anymore! If anyone up there is listening,I need some help!" Shortly thereafter, it seemed a window of opportunity would open -- a phone call from a recruiter whose client found my resume online and wanted to interview me for a new position, a call from an employer I had previously interviewed with who regretted not hiring me the first time around, or a promotion in my existing job that I didn't see coming.
I always received more than I asked for, just not in the way that I expected and certainly not by my own feverish attempts to make them happen.