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Your Job is Your Seed

By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Whether you are just starting out or trying to find meaning in the middle of a career, it is important to look at where you are in the context of where you want to be.  If you have an idea of where you want to be, it becomes easier not only to plan your route but to identify what you want to accomplish with each step that moves you forward.  More specifically, if you know where you’re headed in your career then you know what skills you’re specifically developing in your current job.  This makes your current job a seed.

Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@maxsaeling?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Max Saeling</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/seed?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>   As a seed, it doesn’t matter if you’re in school or have a paying assignment, where you are in the beginning of getting to where you want to go.  This job is then about:

  • Unlocking who you are in this season of your life
  • What you wish to express
  • Committing to the time and care that is needed to grow into your full potential

The importance of identifying where you are now, in the seed stage, is that you also know where you’re headed.  As long as you’re watered with the information and challenge you need in the place Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@markusspiske?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Markus Spiske</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/seed?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>   you’re planted, you’ll find yourself progressing into the leaf stage.  In this stage, you’ll begin to see results or actual improvement in the skills needed to reach your career goals.

With enough growth in the leaf stage, you will hit the stage of maturity where you will begin to flower and bear fruit.  It is only when you hit this stage that you must decide if you maintain where you are at or if you replant yourself in another position.  Whether you decided to recommit to where you’re at or you take on a new position you return to the seed stage and begin the process of development all over again.

Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@markusspiske?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Markus Spiske</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/seed?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>
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