But when struggling to do something, such as find a job, it is important to know what your chances are, so that you do not become demoralized after repeated disappointments. They do not mean that such efforts are doomed to failure.Studies show that of those submitting resumes in response to an advertised job opening, only two percent will receive an invitation to visit the prospective employer!Some commonplace things seem to happen without special premeditation, effortlessly.We grow up, find work, find someone to marry, have children and accomplish other such purposes without paying them much attention. Perhaps that is true for some people; but certainly not for everyone, and probably not for most.
They have never been jilted or disappointed over and over again by meeting one unsatisfactory person after another.
Most of the effortless success that others seem to have is an illusion.
Most of life’s problems are not solved easily or automatically.
Still, this arrangement worked out well enough for us to have showed up very many generations later. If the first half-dozen first dates are unsuccessful, it does not mean that you are unappealing or that you are too picky.
Unless you are extraordinarily lucky, the first ten or twenty people you meet—or thirty or forty—are not likely to constitute a good fit to you.