This is all you get…

Recently I sat in a meeting with my boss. Every year at work we have to fill out a performance review – first we state how much we love (or don’t) our jobs, then we state what we think we are good at and what we feel we need to improve on, and then we have to make a “to-do” list to get ourselves on track for where the company feels we need to be.
The discussion of the hour was around my evaluation of how much I loved my job. On a scale of 1 to 5, I had given it a 2. For various reasons, but mostly because I’d been doing it for 12 years and
really needed a change. The priceless comment that came back was: “Well we can see if we can move you somewhere in the company, but this is the career you chose so this is what you get.” It made me very sad.
You see, I always have been and likely always will be a dreamer. I like being encouraged to go pursue those dreams – to better yourself not just your employer. So often we’re given goals that help our employer. And I’m okay with that. But where do my own goals and aspirations come into play? And where are we ever encouraged to become who we are meant to be, who we are designed to be? That’s one of the things I love about Thirty-One, and the decision I made to join the company a year and a half ago – you can be whatever you set your mind to, and it really is ALL about if you believe you can, you will.
Here in the corporate world, this man telling me that there is no reason to dream, no reason to achieve, you would never be anything other than EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE. Thank heavens that God is not this way. That He doesn’t say “what you are is all you will ever become”. No, in fact, in Him we are continuously growing, evolving, aspiring, and dreaming every day. And I find comfort in that, just as Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy!” How wonderful that GOD wants me to keep on dreaming! Guess I better get to it – wouldn’t want to disappoint Him, now would we? *wink, wink*

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