What We Have Is Much More Than They Can See

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:33 AM

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There is a purpose to our lives that each day tugs at our sleeve as an annoying distraction. ~Robert Brault

Sometimes it just feels like it's not happening fast enough.  I walk into my job everyday knowing that I could be significantly more impactful doing something completely different.  Do you ever feel like that?

Most of my colleagues are very passionate about our business.  I see them doing things to shine and stand out.  I'd rather be in the background, quietly doing my thing, thinking different thoughts.  I'm not driven by the same things.  I definitely feel like I'm the kid who's doing her own thing, dancing to a different beat. 

I feel that what I do is out of alignment with who I am.   Kimmie explained to me that this is called cognitive dissonance.   I know that change is coming.  But I'm feeling impatient.  10 years and three kids ago, I probably would have just quit.   Now, I have to be more strategic than that.

In the meantime, I'm making the best of it and deliberately putting myself out there to show that my motivations and contributions are not only different but highly valuable.  You have to believe that on the inside before anyone will recognize it on the outside.  You must know that what you have is more than others may initially see - then trust that the right opportunities will come.

If you don't decide what your life is about, it defaults to what you spend your days doing. ~Robert Brault

Are you spending your days using your gifts and doing what you love?!