You-have-a-name-And-youWhen you were born, you were given a name, not a number.

There’s a very good reason for that.

A name implies identity, meaning and purpose.

A number implies an inanimate cog in a very large wheel.

A name is unique.

A number is ubiquitous.

When someone calls your name, you turn your head in acknowledgement.

Numbers are only acknowledged at the line in the deli or the bingo hall.

We give people names.

We give robots numbers.

My question today is, are you living as if you have a name or a number?

Are you living with purpose, utilising your unique skills and abilities to carve out a positive reputation for yourself?

When people see your work, do they recognise your signature in the bottom corner that tells people who took the time and effort to create a masterpiece?

Or are you just doing what everyone else is doing?

Are you just another easily replaced employee number?

Would people even notice if you didn’t turn up?

You have a name.

And you have the unique combination of skills, experience and passion required to make a name for yourself.

Please don’t waste your life being just another cog in the wheel.

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