There are No Small Jobs, Only Small People…

My grandmother gave me this wise bit of advice when I had my first job at 15 as a housekeeper at a rural Vermont bed and breakfast.

Society promotes the idea that in order to ‘be somebody’, you must hold a high vocation and be paid astronomical sums of money.

The truth is – every job is needed, or it would not exist. Every person working is essential to the overall picture. No one job is going to make you more important of a person than the next.  That is unless that is how you see yourself.

How you see yourself becomes how others see you. What they see is a reflection of what you see and feel about your own self.

Take pride in your job and your work no matter what you are doing, even if it isn’t your dream job at the moment. A truly “small person” takes no pride in their work and feels ashamed or lowered by the very act of doing it. There is never reason for this.

Know that you are important and, just as importantly, in turn take the time to acknowledge that everyone IS someone.