“Dont ever let the fools in life destroy your dreams!”(Yes)
I write this article as much for myself as everyone else. For much of my working life, I feel that even though I brought confidence to the table, I was often timid and subservient when speaking to superiors. Consequently I think I let myself get taken advantage of in many jobs. And after much thought and a few life changes, I realized that I had talents that the right bosses would always appreciate, and I now only work for people who I feel do not take my talents for granted!
Sometimes we can be in a situation that seems great only to watch it change dramatically. It can happen when your supervisor changes or company policy is altered. But whatever the reason is we know that like life in general most things in our employment life are never permanent. Sometimes the crap gets worse then the coin so to speak. I found myself in such a position, and sometimes you start to realize that things happen for a reason. I had gotten so bogged down in trying to be financially stable that I was working too hard for employers who didn’t appreciate me. We’ve all been there, and we all realize at that point we have hard decisions to make.
Sometimes there is nothing you can do but just suck it up, and keep going in that position. If you’re strong you can work to make a few changes to make it bearable. But we all know that can only go so far. I am now of the opinion that we all have talent, and there are people out there that will always appreciate the gifts we bring. If you’re not being appreciated, it’s important to realize that and take steps to get yourself into a better position or situation. “ The world won’t do you any favors,” but if you’re lucky, you will have people who will care for you, and want to see you be successful. It’s important to connect with those people because otherwise you’re gonna stay in the same situations that only bring you down!
I have not always felt this way, but after watching people I love be pushed around in their walks of life, I decided that I’m not going to spend anymore time being taken for granted. Life is short, and believe it or not, there are still plenty of good people out there, and if we’re not around them, we just need to find them! They will enrich our lives, and if we’re lucky enough to work for them, maybe we can make the long hours that much more enjoyable!
Not being taken for granted goes for all parts of our lives. We have lots of relationships in our lives, and it’s important that we are appreciated in all of them. I have spoken a lot about the importance of friendship and family, and both of these are places where we need to make sure that we are not being taken for granted. Even people that love us sometimes lose sight of life, and we need to just be the best person that we can so they can see who we are. I’m only talking about this because jobs come and go, and those that are dear to us remain long after we’ve collected a paycheck!
Maybe you have a different perspective on this and I decided to work long hours in a career that you maybe don’t like because you are trying to be a great provider for your family. Maybe you chose a career because of the stability and what it could provide. That’s good but please make sure that you are not being taken for granted by anyone all the same. We all make sacrifices in life. I just want everyone to make sure that they are all worth it.
I didn’t get into a lifelong career because I’ve never let go of my dreams. I chose a job that would let me have time to write and pursue my hobbies. I never imagined I would start with a blog, but here it is and I’m hoping it is a step in the right direction. I still want to get published someday, and I’m not giving up that dream anytime soon! I provide for those I care for, but it’s the experiences of life that I am a most happy about, and that’s something I will never take for granted!
So whatever you do please make sure they are not taking you for granted. I hope you are appreciated for what you do, and are rewarded greatly for it. Life is truly too short to spend it doing things that you don’t like, and not feeling appreciated at the same time. Sometimes we have to make changes, and it may be uncomfortable, but you control your destiny, and you decide where you want your life to go. If you have dreams fulfill them, and never let them drag you down!
Musical Credits: Yes, “Be the One” from the album Keys to Ascension. Spock’s Beard, “At the End of the Day” from the album V.