Proverbs 22:29 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Do you see a man skillful and experienced in his work?
He will stand [in honor] before kings;
He will not stand before obscure men.
For some reason, valid or not, experience seems to trump (just)skill. The odds are, people will readily trust someone who has practiced a skill for say 5 years, over another who has practiced same skill for 2 years. It is rightfully assumed that More Experience = More Strength (or so). So in essence, skill is usually not enough.
It can get awfully discouraging when life/work/business or a project you’ve been working on is slow paced -giving up is often an option. I’ve had one of those episodes -I mean the one of giving up (even with my writing). It’s sooo tempting to just “give” when things get hard, when nothing seems to be responding to your constant push. But then you know, every successful story began with it’s trying times -do I begin to mention all the big name brands of today that began in a garage, or did you get that memo already?
But then the idea is to keep doing what you are doing. When life throws you a curve ball, it’s testing your creativity, so allow your skill be stretched by the experience. Like my friend Sandy says, “na from clap music dey start” lol- continue to do the little things till it becomes a big thing. Soon enough the who is who’s of your field will request that you come for a meeting at their holiday inn in the Bahamas😄 (somebody say amen!). And then you’d be able to say all that stress was worth it.
“The King rewards you, not just for the work you do, but for the years you have put into the work you do”.
Work on yourself. Improve yourself. Sharpen your craft. Attend seminars. Network. Challenge yourself. Move with a crowd that challenges you to be a better stronger version of yourself. Leave your comfort zone. Look for new and more exciting ways to do your seemingly regular activities. Want change and allow the change. Dare to be different. These days, different is more exciting. It might seem like I’m saying alot, I’m simply reading out the menu for today’s coffee, select your combo and enjoy your refreshing order as it starts you off on your new week! 😉