ARE YOU AT THE RIGHT PLACE? By Mercy Karumba

A story is told about a mother and a baby camel who were lying under a tree. Then the baby camel...


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A story is told about a mother and a baby camel who were lying under a tree.

Then the baby camel asked, “Why do camels have humps?”

The mother camel considered this and replied, “We are desert animals so we have the humps to store water so we can survive with very little water.”

The baby camel thought for a moment then said, “Ok…why are our legs long and our feet rounded?”

The mama replied, “They are meant for walking in the desert.”

The baby paused. After a beat, the camel asked, “Why are our eyelashes long? Sometimes they get in my way.”

The mama responded, “Those long thick eyelashes protect your eyes from the desert sand when it blows in the wind.”

The baby thought and thought. Then he said, “I see. So the hump is to store water when we are in the desert, the legs are for walking through the desert and these eye lashes protect my eyes from the desert then why are we in the Zoo?”

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Now back to you. Are the skills and the abilities you have, being utilized where you are? Is the current job fully utilizing the talent you have got? Just like the camels in the zoo, yes they have the long eye-lashes, rounded feet and hump but while these are crucial for the desert, they are not important in the zoo. In the same way, we are adapted for unique places although more often than not, we place ourselves in the wrong places. It is time to identify our unique capabilities and be rightly placed! To read more posts by Mercy click HERE
 
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