“To be great is to be misunderstood” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I don’t mind being hated, but I hate being misunderstood” -Author unknow
I worked at Brody’s Be Cafe for about a year. I did love the journey of making different latte’s and teas. It felt good to work at a place where I felt more comfortable. But not totally comfortable.,, let me explain.
When I worked at Brody’s the work was good. Making coffees, taking orders and greeting customers, cleaning tables etc. I enjoyed that. But everywhere I go to work, no one understands me. No one understands my hidden disability. My disability is real. But so am I. I’m a real person with feelings. In my opinion, I am one of the nicest, easy going people you’ll meet.
But I am misunderstood. No one understands why I struggle the way i do when I look and sound completely normal on the outside, and so then no one seems to want to be my friend. Especially at the workplace. They just work with me and then that’s it.
So now I am apart of a small group and I am happy that I am apart of a small group and that I am comfortable most of the time too. But it’s the same thing. They know who I am, they see me and listen to me talk at small group when we answer questions about the sermon or whatever and then it’s just that. No one asks me to hang out or seems to want to be my friend there. I don’t know why. Don’t always understand. But part of it what someone close to me made me realize is i don’t always ask about the other person. Which either I did not realize or is apart of my disability not being aware of that.
This is all so frustrating because it seems like it happens everywhere I go, At small group and other places. I hope that will change someday.
I really like the quote that I shared up above that says “To be great is to be misunderstood”
When someone has high goals they are working on like me to get my book out soon and that I’ve reached 606 subscribers on youtube. Sometimes people might not always understand what you are doing. But since I feel like God wants me to do all these things I’m doing it. Do the things God wants you to do even if others might look at you strangely or not understand you
Stay motivated and keep doing what you're called to do. It will all be worth it in the end!