Right now my focus is on getting a job. I had been working part time over the summer, which doesn’t start back up until the end of August. This offers unique challenges.
First, I’ve had to learn to let go. Staring at the computer, scrounging website after website for a job doesn’t get you very far. It does, however, rob you of all your time so that housework falls behind and training isn’t accomplished. It also adds to stress levels which are already high enough. So, I’ve learned to check the websites once, then step away from the computer *gasp* and do other things that I want to do. My house is slowly getting cleaned, my drums have gotten played, and I’ve started teaching myself statics to prepare for a job interview.
So for me, applying my Jedi training is learning when to focus on job hunting, and when to move on and focus on other things. It’s knowing how to be patient and wait for things to come. It means relaxing and letting things happen on a normal time scale, not pushing hard for things to happen on your time scale. The act of pushing actually makes it harder for things to come to you.
Also important is that I’ve learned to spend a bit more time with my wife. Our families often sacrifice a lot, and it’s important to not take them for granted. I’ve also taken the time to help out a friend by watching her baby while her back was strained.
When I do have a job, hopefully I’ll maintain these lessons I’ve learned, and don’t slip into old habits that lack balance. But until I know what that job is, I can’t even guess how to be a Jedi there.