If you look at others lives through social media, and try to compare yourself or believe you might be falling short… remember that social media is just a snapshot in time! People tend to put the best and maybe take liberties of their accomplishments through rose colored glasses. I was asked recently to talk about “day and a life of a chief engineer“. I took a step back and wrote down some thoughts.
I realized immediately this talk was not about me, but about an opportunity to inspire others. Over the 2 weeks I talked with mentees and asked them for ideas and what they are looking far in a panel discussion.
They reminded me that I wasn’t tapped on the shoulder to get where I am, in fact I took a slow and windy, yet rewarding road. This was my story. What people will see is the ”snapshot”, but I went through a lot of rolls of film to get to my position.
I thank each of my family, mentors, mentees and friends that have helped me shape my path. I also thank the naysayers that pushed me to remind me that I can push past that negativity and choose a different path.