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Our trajectory is always a culmination of a choice we made in the recent past. If our trajectory is a growth path, we probably made a hard choice to do what is necessary to grow. These include small decisions like waking up a little earlier, going to bed a earlier, finishing what we started, checking Facebook a little less often, or simply focusing on the task in front of us. These choices take intentionality.
Everyone is grateful for the kind teammate that is always willing to pick up our slack. Having each other’s back is what makes great teammates great. However, there is a danger for great teammates to be taken advantage of for their kindness and availability to help others. When I take advantage of a teammate’s willingness to help too often, I limit myself from growth opportunities. When relying on someone else to do part of my job becomes the norm, I have taken a step closer to being unnecessary to the team. My trajectory is not one of growth but of liability.
Insecurity is really just our constant worry of being found out. We all know that we are not as good as our Facebook status portrays. We are every bit as human as the next person but our constant comparison of what people see versus what I see in myself is chronicled on my social media posts. In a lot of ways our social media is a good glimpse of the story that we tell to draw attention away from what we don’t want people to notice.