Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Toastmasters...So We're Gonna Learn To Toast Bread To Perfection?

A few years ago I had a job that required almost all of my fellow employees to attend Toastmasters as part of their work contract.  Of course it wasn't required of me probably because my position was less technical then the rest, generally helping behind-the-scenes and answering phones.  When I actually found out what Toastmasters was (not a place to learn to toast bread, apparently) I thought I was the luckiest person in the company.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Can I Really Do Anything?

Someone once told me that I can do anything.  Many people say that to others just out of habit.  It is rare, in my eyes anyway, to have someone say it to you with such clear intent that the comment was made especially for you.  I noticed the look but felt embarrassed knowing that although people may think I can do anything it's not really true.  It's hard to truly accept such a complement when I know deep down in my heart I have priorities in my life that in no way am I willing to sacrifice in order to "do anything".  You can only do anything only if you are willing to sacrifice anything.  In response, I brushed it off like it was meant for anyone and said, "Oh, but anybody can do anything."