Today I’m guest posting for the final week of my friend Adam McHugh’s blog Introverted Church.
Two things: I didn’t name this post. And make sure you check out the ridiculous bio Adam wrote for me. I told him writing those things stressed me out, and he said he’d take care of it. He sure did.
From my post:
You’re gonna have to believe me on this one: I’m really good at coming up with smart, creative ideas and devastating insights into your soul.
I rarely get credit for them.
This used to bother me. A lot.
For the longest time, I bemoaned the fact that assertive people got credit for their good ideas. They were acknowledged, thanked, and praised. But I seemed to lack the charisma to be memorable, and I never got any credit for mine.
As an introvert, I like to work behind the scenes, but I still wanted people to knowI was there. I knew my ideas were good: I could tell because they were implemented and acted upon. But I grew weary of watching others get the credit, while I stood to the side, forgotten (again).
But then something unexpected happened, something that completely changed my perspective…