Saying “Thank You” is not only for reaching your goals. Its important to acknowledge gratitude during the journey.
Its no secret that I have turned down full-time positions due to my elder care situation. So recently when a lead for a telecommuting opportunity was referred to me from a contact from Facebook, I jumped at it. Unfortunately during the interview process which lasted about a week, a family crisis emerged. I felt overwhelmed and didn’t know if I could be “on-point” to continue on. So I declined.
I graciously said “Thank You” not only to my interviewer, but also to the people who referred me. Hopefully, I will be able to return the favor one day. If not, at least they know that I am appreciative of them keeping me in mind.