A customer told me a few days ago, “You seem like you were born for this.” I thanked her for the compliment, but didn’t have the time to explain why I disagreed with her.

I feel extremely blessed and fortunate to have this opportunity to create a business like bread&cup. It really is a long term dream come true. We have assembled a great, fun staff. It is a pleasure to come to work everyday.

I do feel like I am in a zone, or flow, or whatever term you like to use to describe it. My strengths are being called upon. I feel I am competent at the work. It is a very challenging occupation, especially the hours, but the overall satisfaction outweighs the short term demands for relief.

But I don’t feel like I was born for this. I don’t like to look at life from this perspective. To me it’s a rather limiting approach. To be raised this way requires one to go about looking for that one thing into which you fit.

Instead, I like to consider what was born because of me. bread&cup was conceived and birthed because a handful of people decided to do so. We weren’t looking for a place to fit. We created it. We didn’t wait on that right opportunity to come along that matched our strengths, gifts and abilities. We spoke it into existence.

So were you born to do a job, or is something better waiting to exist because of you?

What do you want to do when you grow up?

One thought on “What do you want to do when you grow up?

  • August 23, 2007 at 2:43 pm
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    Very good question…this is one I’m going to have to really ask myself…

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