Do you ever go to work and hope that no one figures out that you have no clue what you’re doing?
Ever wanted the day to end so you could go home without being caught for making it up as you go?
These special feelings force us to do the work necessary to bring us to our personal best and make us reach our true potential. Acknowledging these feelings causes us to not rest on our talent, but rather to do everything in our power to compliment it with good work, effort, and faith.
Faith, work, and talent are a dangerous combination. When we work with just talent, we cheat ourselves and our projects. When we ignore talent and just work on effort, we will never reach our true potential.
When we incorporate faith into the equation, we are able to have perspective and achieve that potential. See, we don’t deserve our jobs. Our jobs and responsibilities are an honor. When we get this, we refuse to take a day for granted. We cherish the opportunity more than we bemoan the challenges. Honor and respect for what we GET to do is vital to reaching our potential. God has a history of picking people who don’t deserve their position. When we realize we don’t deserve what God is giving us, it helps put success and failure into perspective. When we know that – without God – we wouldn’t have these opportunities, we are able to think more clearly when we’re failing and won’t take it personally. Further, we are unable to accept the praises of success – by far the most dangerous trap for successful creatives or leaders.