Being reminded of “your place”
Can be humbling.
When the kind of projects you dream of doing
And the ones you actually do
Don’t even remotely match- it can be jarring.
Especially now when there always seems to be
Peers on our timelines prospering in ways
We wish we could.
But rather than chaffing at the idea
Of “knowing your place”
And taking that as a cue for reserving your best self
For better projects that are “worthy” of you,
Perhaps it can be an opportunity to take stock.
You have no track record.
Nobody knows you.
Or what you are capable of.
All we know of you is the attitude you bring
And the posture you assume.
More important than the size of the project,
Or your next move being a game changer
Is the kind of person you are becoming along the way.
Trust is earned.