If you are a Mouse, be MIGHTY!
I believe that each person has infinite capacity.
While speaking with a colleague recently, we discussed some experiences we’d had with companies delivering rather poorly on customer expectations. We mentioned pretty standard activities that companies were simply failing to complete properly, one way or another.
Occurrences like those tend to irritate me quite a lot. I’ve always been highly passionate about customer service, and I believe many businesses simply aren’t focusing in the best place or simply don’t give a damn because they already have your money. Before this turns into a post about customer service, let me finish that thought with this idea: Dear Business, imagine your customer spends their money elsewhere. Imagine it. Now feel it. It’s happening, to you… because of you!
So, our conversation became a little negative and we shared some thoughts around whether people are competent and whether all people are capable of growing into a challenging work position given the opportunity.
It crossed my mind that I don’t tend to give humans enough credit, and it’s been viciously milling around in my mind ever since.
Each person does have the capacity to do absolutely anything.
But they have to want to do it as well.
There is a huge chasm of potential disappointment between,
“I can do it.”
“I have done it.”
This brings me back to my initial point.
Each person has infinite capacity. However, sometimes in life we find ourselves in situations where our will and our capacity aren’t quite aligned.
In such cases, we tend to shy away from responsibilities or challenges, making it more difficult for ourselves to operate at 100%, giving our all, and feeling fulfilled.
I have always thought of such situations being embodied by a mouse. Scurrying around, we keep ourselves busy, but don’t allow ourselves the courage to become a better version of ourselves. Comparing ourselves to others is also not going to aid us in stepping up to the plate, accepting more responsibility (this isn’t limited to the work environment), and letting our light shine more brightly than ever before. Quite probably, it all comes down to fear; fear of change, fear of the unknown.
But mice have always been great explorers… I’m sure that you remember a mouse in almost every film or cartoon heading into the big, wide world with nothing but a checkered knapsack.
It comes down to this:
Keep your emotions in check.
Don’t let fear rule your existence.
Take life, and live it! You only have one chance, after all.
Be the mightiest Mouse that you can be!