Sunday 10 September 2017
PUSHING PAST MEDIOCRITY
You all remember my friend jenny that was relieved of her job...of course you remember her, you can also read up about her at http://bit.ly/2eOzjMu . Here is a new chapter in that story. She got a similar job in another company but two years down the line she quit the job, well i was really surprised majorly because she felt like she hit rock bottom after she was fired and very excited when she got this new one. So i called her and we met up for lunch.
In a few minutes, we were comfortably seated in the café and waiting for refreshment. Shortly after the usual greeting she began: I never really explained to anybody why i quit my job and lifted myself out of the world of mediocrity but i will like to share it with you.
“You know how i spent 5years of my life working for that company”, she began; “I gave them my best only for them to cut me off, after awhile...You also know i got another job. I felt i was just existing, just another person working a regular 9 to 5, although making a decent living by average standards but i was stagnant...and that’s how the discontent started”.
“On one particular day when i was in Abuja for an official assignment, i got back to my hotel room after the day’s meeting and was disgusted with myself. Why, i asked myself, Why am i a middle-class failure? I have been in a job that we do the same thing over and over again, is like i am just stagnant.”
“Jcee...she continued, I don’t know what prompted me, maybe it’s the book i was reading at the moment “The Magic of Thinking Big, but i took a sheet of paper and wrote down the names of people i have known for a long time and have surpassed me in earnings and in career. Again, I asked myself what do these people have, that i don’t besides more money and i honestly think i am better than them in education, integrity, and personal habit. It was then it dawned on me that what i lacked that they have was initiative.”
I was seeing my weak point for the first time. My lack of initiative was because i didn’t believe in my worth, I did not believe that i am capable of doing much more than this so i decided to take charge of my life and be the boss. I decided to get a journal and started taking notes of everything i do in the office and what i remembered in the previous workplace. I decided to research and take online courses to become better and from that day, I started working on and for myself even though i was still working in that office.
It has been two years since then and i know now that i am equipped and ready to have my own consultancy firm that’s why i decided to quit and concentrate fully on my own project.She concluded by saying Jcee success isn’t the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, then you will be successful. Working hard for something you don’t care about is called stress, but working hard for what you love is called passion.
Fast-forward to present day, Jenny's consultancy firm is doing so well that she is even consulting for the two companies she worked for. Success is a deliberate act, you just don’t stumble into success and plan to succeed. Some people quit their jobs for whatever reason without a plan. But Jenny had a structure and plan on what she wanted to achieve and that was her secret to success.So don’t quit just yet. Instead, setup systems that would help you transmit in order to easily move on to better things.
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