What is the first thing you recognize when applying for a job position? For me it’s the job title, of course! A title confirmed your role in a company, it qualified you to have a voice in certain areas. In a dental office you’ll interact with people in the front office to the dental assistant and hygienist. They can all give you advice to ‘brush your teeth’ but when the dentist delivers the same message it is received because they are highly respected and ‘most qualified’ to say it.
This wasn’t my reason of wanting to become a doctor but I paid attention to the respect patients gave dentists and loved it.
Respect, responsibility, a decent pay was in a title and if I wasn’t careful whatever job I had could eventually become my identity if I allowed it.
If you thought the same as me I hope you also came to realize self love is worth way more than a job title.
Working with coworkers and adapting to responsibilities develops your character but your title does not define who you are or your success.
In any role, whether it’s being a doctor or a janitor, serving others should always be your first priority.