Have you tried surfing? Like most things, it’s more challenging than it looks.
But the process reminds me of your Salesforce career search.
When you’re paddling out, looking for your perfect spot, it can be exhausting, you’re pushing through the small waves, the undertow might be taking you in directions you don’t care to go, there’s fellow swimmers that you’re navigating around, others (who aren’t that good themselves) are probably telling you what to do and how to do it.
Then you get established, and you’re waiting patiently for that 1st wave to catch.
Within seconds of getting up, you get thrown off…face full of water.
Wow, this is hard…
What would you do next?
Call it a day, and paddle back to shore?
I hope not, it took energy and strategy to get out where you are.
So, you get re-positioned and start again.
Waiting, catching, falling, waiting, catching, falling…
Eventually, though, you find that perfect wave with your name on it, you’re in the right place at the right time, and you ride it all the way into the shore.
All the upfront work was worth the ride.
Enjoy the process, keep your balance, and your wave will eventually take you in.