After last week’s thoughts on the who-am-I-to-do-this demon, here’s a little extra thought for you, for when you wonder if you should be doing your job.
Once a year or so S makes lasagne. It is SO delicious.
I have been known to have fourths of his lasagne.
Is he the first person to make lasagne?
Would Lasagne Experts say he makes the best, most ‘authentic’ lasagne in the world?
I don’t know. How would I know?
Given the choice, do I want anyone else’s lasagne?
NO! (You have no idea.)
I make bread pretty much twice a week, proper 12-minute-kneading-by-hand, twice-proved stuff.
S loves my bread. Turns to me pretty much every time he has a slice, narrows his eyes and goes, ‘Good bread.’
Am I the first person to make bread?
Am I the only bread maker in the world?
Do I make the best, most ‘authentic’ bread in the world?
No. Definitely not.
Does that mean I shouldn’t make bread?
I like making it.
People like eating it. In fact, some people love eating it.
‘But someone else has done this before me! Other people do this too! Other people do it better! I’m not [rock star in your field]!’
Does that mean you shouldn’t be doing it?
No. It does not.
Fancy joining my get-better-at-difficult-conversations experiment? Check out how to get better at difficult conversations for free. As well as weekly guidance, you get a free e-book, discounts, and, well, more. I know. right?
This is a comment-free site.
If you were wanting to leave a comment, there are two things you can do now.
1. If you liked this post and you’d like to show some love, feel free to Tweet/Facebook/email it to whoever you think would like it too.
2. If you have questions or thoughts (even very vague, half-baked ones) email me:
andrew |at| andrewlightheart |dot| com
It helps if you put ‘APR’ (‘A Peaceful Resolution’) in your subject line, so that I know you’re a person not an evil spammer.
If you liked this, you might like some of these too...