Years ago I was told that I couldn’t be hired for certain jobs because I was an artist. People felt that I wouldn’t be able to handle routine work.
There was such a rigid way of lumping people into buckets, and there wasn’t the recognition that many of us fit into more than one category.
This proved to be false as we humans are actually far more fluid than the psychologists and Human Resource folks originally thought.
There have been many books written, seeking to compartmentalize people and specifically workers into certain categories and certain boxes. It was very much an “either/or” situation, and so many people bought into those rigid categories, in their efforts to understand people and to be able to sound like they knew more than they did!
The reality of our minds is they are much more flexible and adaptable than we gave credit for.
If we tell people they are only capable of or suitable for certain things based on those types of tests, people tend to ignore aspects of themselves that could otherwise be cultivated!
Throughout my life, I’ve had to reinvent myself a few times. In my teenage years and in my early twenties I started out as a private art teacher in my mother’s studio, then I worked in the Engineering field as a Draftsman (all done by hand in those days). When the Engineering industry went through a massive year-long slow-down, I had to switch gears to find work, so I started doing Graphic Art on the computer after taking a few classes. Only when the Art Departments left Montreal for Toronto did I need to once again shift gears and become an Administrative then an Executive Assistant.
It was early in my new career as an Executive Assistant that I encountered people questioning if I’d be able to do the work, day in and day out.
It wasn’t considered smart to say “I’m doing this job because I have to, in order to pay my bills!”, we were all supposed to say things like “It’s my dream job and what I want to spend the rest of my life doing!”
The reality of life is 99% of us aren’t the 1%, able to pick and choose if we want to work or not! 99% of us need to work! We have bills to pay, which many times means taking jobs that aren’t our ideal, but we buckle up and just do it!
Being forced into taking on a different type of job than what we might want to take gives us two options: be miserable or look for tasks in that job that bring satisfaction.
I have found that even in jobs that I didn’t care for I could still find aspects of it that spoke to my spirit.
Those are the things I choose to focus on and to develop!
Sometimes it takes a creative spirit to problem solve in new ways, and I have seen that the greatest problem solvers are people who are able to see things in brand new ways!
Creative people tend to be great problem solvers, and problem solvers tend to be very creative (whether they realize they’re creative or not)!
If you’re a good problem-solver, you’re probably creative in other ways too! If you don’t see yourself as being creative, maybe you just haven’t explored that side of yourself! Give it a try!
I’m sharing more posts that may be helpful for you:
- 10 Steps to Owning Our Happiness
- Setting “Boundaries with consequences”
- Making a change… “How do I take that first step?”
- Affirmation: Today is a new day! I can do this!
- As we practice being gentle and kind with ourselves, we actually help to speed the process of helping our lives become more positive!
- Always believe that wonderful things can happen!
- A healthy outside starts from the inside!
- Brain Rewiring
More good stuff:
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