It is a simple concept: we all have a job to do in this world. We are mothers, lawyers, sanitation engineers, writers, models, telemarketers, and doctors. We are Starbucks baristas and Cheesecake Factory servers. We are managers, travel agents, tech support operators, and marketing specialists. We are students and yoga instructors and starving artists.
The one thing we all have in common? We have a job to do, and we are expected to do it well.
Society is able to function so smoothly because we are blessed with such a diverse world of people, with their own, unique set of skills. If we were all incredible mechanics, we would have a real problem when we needed to see a doctor, and vice versa.
So, we all have our own things to offer to the world, and, eventually, most of us settle into that role, which is awesome! But what happens when we fail to do an adequate job, or at least try to?
Let me show you.
Sally is a web designer. Today, Sally’s computer isn’t working properly. She calls tech support from work to fix it.
Bob works at tech support. His car broke down last week, and the mechanic has yet to fix it. Bob has to catch a ride with a friend to work because he is still car-less.
Usually, Frank drives Bob to work, but today Frank’s babysitter cancelled at the last minute, so Frank has to wait until the new one can arrive before he leaves for work.
Frank and Bob are both late for work now, causing the tech support company to be short staffed.
Sally is put on hold for what feels like an eternity, only to finally talk to Nancy, who is overwhelmed by the amount of calls she must take in order to pick up the slack from Coworkers Frank and Bob.
Sally misses the deadline she has for one of her client’s because it took so long for her to get help fixing her computer.
The client needs their webpage up and running in order to efficiently run their business.
Do you see what I’m getting at here? Society runs the most smoothly, with the happiest employees, when we all do our jobs, and do them well.
So, next time you’re feeling tired, or overwhelmed, or just plain over it, remember what your job is, push yourself to give it your all, and follow Nike’s advice: just do it.