I remember working as a cashier in 2008 at the local Piggly Wiggly. I loved the camaraderie I experienced with my coworkers and the relationships developed with my customers. Regardless of what kind of day I had before I hit the clock, I had a responsibility to best serve everyone at my place of employment. The majority of the time I smiled very brightly because of my thankfulness of having a job and my contentment in where I was. My contentment allowed me to have peace in pursuit of where I was going.
One day, a frequent customer asked me what I was going to study in college and what did I want to be. I replied excitingly, “I am going to be an accountant and work at an accounting firm.” He replied, ‘Yeah right. You work at Piggly Wiggly.” I chuckle now at his limited visibility to be in the presence of God’s child and not see it. Each time he came in the store, he purposely came through my line to “chat”. I am not sure what his intentions were nor do I care.
I mentally wrote what he said on my heart. Why? Because it was motivation to achieve my goals even more, and I did. I went to college, studied accounting, and God afforded me the opportunity to have not one, but TWO internships in the Accounting industry. Both companies offered me full-time positions, but I respectfully declined to pursue other opportunities.
Moral of the story: NEVER let anybody tell you you can’t do something. Write it on your heart and use it as motivation to succeed. If it’s something you believe in that’s all it takes to accomplish it.