Late last year at my full time job, I was asked if I wanted to train a class of 7 people for about a week. I would only be training them on a few of the forms we processed, these forms being some of the easier forms, therefore it would be a very easy class to train.
I was asked to train because the actual trainer was out sick and they needed someone to get the job done fast. Everyone pointed to me. I stood there in shock like a deer in headlights because I had never trained a class before. I’m also one of the employees who has been there a shorter amount of time than the others. I wondered why they would choose me out of everyone else that worked in the department. The more I sat there and questioned my ability to train an actual class the more everyone kept saying I would be the perfect fit.
I finally agreed to take on the huge task but I was really nervous. In case you didn’t know, I’ve always been more of a behind the scene person. Getting in front of a class teaching them was totally out of my comfort zone. To be honest, I was uncomfortable! My voice was shaky. I had so many “what-ifs.” But I wanted to take on the challenge because I saw this as possibly being a great opportunity.
By the end of the week, I was starting to get into my groove and getting up in front of the class to teach was becoming easier and easier. All I had to do was to begin to have confidence within myself. So, when I was asked again to train 5 additional people this past May for an entire month on everything that we do and not just a few of the items we processed, this time I was very confident and was able to say yes, immediately.
See, there wasn’t a question of if I knew the material. I was sure of that. But for many years I was allowing my nerves to outshine my abilities. I wasn’t willing to get uncomfortable BUT I have learn that growth only happens when we are uncomfortable and when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable.
I no longer ask “why me” but now I say, “why not me.” At this point in my life I am willing to grow however necessary. If it means I have to get uncomfortable then I’m willing to do just that especially if it will benefit me in the end.
Remember, if you’re willing to get uncomfortable, then you’re willing to grow.
If you’re recently had a growing moment, please share in the comments!
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You may ask how or why did I come up with this theory. Well, in your 20’s typically you’re finishing college. Perhaps still living with your parents or maybe even venturing off into your own thing but there’s a lot of trial and error during this period. Continue reading
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For the longest, I thought about celebrities and how they all had multiple streams of income. Many have on average 5 jobs; book deals, endorsements, TV shows, and the list goes on, and on, and on. Continue reading
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