Last Sunday, the priest said something in his homily that stuck with me:
“Do you allow others to show their inner selves?”
At work, we are often frustrated when we are not given the chance to show others who we truly are. Part of why we, millennials, keep on changing jobs is because we want to be in an environment where we can truly be ourselves.
We are more than what we do at work.
We are more than what we are asked to do at work.
We are more than our job descriptions.
We are more than what people see.
We are more than what people often think we are.
We long for that chance of getting known in a deeper way, of being able to share our dreams and aspirations.
Then again, are we giving others the chance to show us who they truly are? Are we allowing them to show their inner selves? Are we giving them the chance to prove us wrong with our preconceived judgments and biases?
Are we allowing them to share their own dreams and aspirations?
Are we even trying to know them for who they truly are? Beyond their roles, responsibilities, and job descriptions?
We can start by asking the right questions.
What is your dream? What do you aspire to do? Who do you want to become?
P.S. I’d like to know you more. What do you do? More importantly, what is your dream? You can share it in the comments or by hitting reply (if you’re a blog subscriber).
P.P.S. I missed two days of blogging again. It’s frustrating, but I’ll keep on trying until I don’t miss a post ever again.