Be Super Proud of all your Accomplishments but Remember to be Accountable for your Failures!

People don’t buy what you do, people buy why you do what you do

-Simon Sinek

This is one of my favorite quotes. This post goes out to all job seekers and aspiring individuals all over the world.

Over the last few years, I have witnessed the truth behind the quote – People don’t buy what you do, people buy why you do what you do.

People never hire you or work with you just for your qualifications or titles, but they hire you because you show them why you did what you did.

I show the people I work with why I believe in helping people to be better at what they do. I show them why I coach people to excel, why I hire a candidate, and how I inspire change. My job is always aligned with why I do what I do, my purpose in life. Looking back on the journey I have been on, I realize this.

Purpose —according to Wikipedia is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. A person’s sense of resolve or determination. Have as one’s intention or objective. It goes on to say why you do something or why something exists. Why does one exist?

Our values form the base foundation for our purpose, the value we bring exercises our purpose.

For our values help us grow, learn, and achieve success. When it is purpose-driven, we add value to those we meet who are part of the journey we are on.

For we do not grow alone we use the immediate surrounding and the people around us to grow and shine. And when we shine we shed light enabling others to see a well-defined path.

~Fatima Williams

During your job search and individual journey in life/work whatever the case, one thing you must remember is to be super proud of all your accomplishments and to be accountable for your failures. There is a great lesson to learn from both!

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is YOU who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

~Les Brown

Remember it takes 365 days to make a year. You will need to take one step at a time, one thought at a time, one idea at a time, and one action at a time.

Believe in yourself!  Say and do the things you actually believe.

“If you say what you believe and do what you believe, you will attract people who believe what you believe  and you can form a trust with them” – Simon Sinek

  • Turn your job search difficulties & entrepreneurial/individual challenges into subjects of exploration.
  • Add elements of your passion to a given opportunity or the situation you’re in.
  • Input ideas that exhibit your purpose-driven passion in the job/life you already have. 
  • Find satisfaction and love in the job assigned or your business by looking at the bigger picture.
  • Use them as step-stones to get to where you want. And, ultimately you will get to where you want to go. 
  • Bring clarity to what you want to accomplish by letting go of the fear.
  • Measure what you do and learn from what you’ve implemented. This would keep you better organized.
  • Portray your authenticity and draw people forward with your actions and words.
  • Most important of all – ” Believe in yourself”.

Purpose differs from man to man and time to time and the situation you’re in. What matters is how well we can utilize our existence at any given moment in life. That defines our Purpose.

Rather than asking yourself what is my purpose in life?

Ask the question: “Why do you do, what you want to do?”, that will define your purpose at any given moment. This will help you in any journey in life.

Sara Jacobovici  Owner at Creative Arts Therapies Services says “Our beliefs and values give reason and intention to purpose. We can have purpose, but only through choice do we activate purpose”.

You have the choice to make your life better and to decide which journey gives you fulfillment and satisfaction. Choose wisely and believe in yourself.

Have the courage to make the right choices to get to your purpose-driven job or business or life path.

Victor’s has cautioned on the importance of living responsibly. His emphasis on accountability: “Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!   Victor Frankl 

Share your thoughts and enlighten each other, learn, grow, add value, and lead by example!


Fatima Williams
Fatima Williams
Fatima Williams is a Career Strategist (Purpose-Driven), a Recruitment Operations Manager, and a Career Coach. She is a Certified CIPD HR professional with more than a decade of experience in the industry and has worked as a Senior Global Human Resources Lead to provide steady Leadership & Top Talent for corporations located within challenging regions in the Middle East & India. Her expertise in global recruitment has helped source world-class talent to grow businesses, and the knowledge-based development programs she innovates, develops the competence of that talent. She brings the human touch to the learning process. Her passion is to help create a purpose-driven world around her. She loves to write to inspire people to believe in themselves and shares her experiences to enhance confidence and motivate. She helps people recognize and embrace their true potential and believe in themselves. A more human workplace and world is something she dreams of! "For we do not grow alone we use the immediate surrounding and the people around us to grow and shine. And when we shine, we shed light enabling others to see a well-defined path" —Fatima Williams

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  1. A most inspiring article, Fatima. There are many interpretations to ‘self belief’ or being ‘comfortable in one’s skin’ and most important, self confidence does not and should not translate in to arrogance. Self belief can be project to others in a strong and gentle manner, providing inspiration and power of determination and focus. The above quotes in your article are so relevant and I thank you for highlighting them.

    We are mutual ”Number 1′ Linkedin connections, so doubtless we will be exchanging further views and comments. .I may be retired from the ‘front line’ but interacting and communicating with like-minded people is ever more important. I have certainly learned a lot from your article and your profile. Thaank you, Fatima.

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    • Thank you, Simon, for your comment just sent out a wave of positive energy and a warm welcome. Most of my writing reflects the experiences, I as an individual face on my journey. I feel responsible to share the same with the community as it is my duty to the same. An encouragement for someone with an ocean of experience like yourself is all, the individuals in our community seek. I am heartened by your comment. You may be retired but I am sure the knowledge and wisdom you share will be valued and welcomed. Thank you and I look forward to our interactions.