Many of us do not think about why the image's we connect to, happen... it just kind of clicks. In life, in our careers, and in our experience, we have choices...
Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of career optimism, produced by J. Howard Miller, during World War II, a representation of about 6 million women women who assumed the role of the real life, Rosie's. Sometimes in life, we are so busy trying to survive, we miss the beauty found in optimism and action. We need to celebrate more stories of possibility, like that of Rose Will Monroe.
Our original "Rosie", Rose Will Monroe was born in Coppell, Texas in 1920. During World War II she moved to Michigan and worked in manufacturing, as a riveter at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory. She did not choose to be an riveter because it was glamourous.. Her work was uncommon, but her choice to do this work was not so uncommon.
A job needs to be done. Let us not get bogged down in the story, let us just do that job to the best of our ability, we can do it!
The widower, Mrs. Monroe, joined the workforce to manage a difficult time. She was left with 2 young children after her husband was killed in a car accident. What made her special? She did. She chose to do what needed to be done. The sadness of the circumstances would not be near so compelling as the decision that regardless of what happens in life, we will find the abundant resources to make the right decisions. We can learn to employ tools that are familiar or unfamiliar to produce results that are uncommon.
Rose Monroe had lifelong dreams of becoming a pilot, and a working optimism to allow dreams to happen. She worked hard on many careers, providing for her family, while training towards her big vision... At some 50 years of age, Rose became a pilot, and the only female member of a local aeronautics club.
Do what you love. Do a little bit of it everyday, while you are doing what matters for your family, your community, your country, and your world.. This has expansive possibility in helping us to recognize our best selves.
Let us not get too bogged down in the doom and gloom news about how bad it is.. It would indeed be a sad story, if "Rosie the "Widower" was where the story ended. We have a celebration at hand, it's called living... let us do so with zeal.
- Maximize the fearful threat, minimize the potential good.
- Flaming anger at a seemingly repetitive situation feels great for a minute, then flames the fire of a gentler path that might be waiting you.
- Those who try hailing a cab, dressed like the Grim Reaper, might have difficulty getting where they want to go.
- Mis-spelling quality when emphasizing your 'attention to detail', in a resume, doesn't work.
- Assuming the job won't pay as much, if the range isn't posted, or it might be looking only for top performers.
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