An Achiever Goes Rogue
My name is Jill, and I am a first-time blogger and long-time reader of blogs.
I’m a native Texan, an Aggie, wife of one, mother of two, sometimes runner – sometimes baker – never crafter, lover of sports, and follower of Jesus. (Not necessarily in this order, but you get the point.)
The bottom line is this: I’m “An Achiever Going Rogue.” What does that even mean? It means that I am a doer by nature, a take-charge, ultra-disciplined kinda girl who got really, really tired of proving herself and decided to give up the striving.
Achieving has less to do with the size of your platform, the magnificence of your CV or the ability to impress with your resume. Achieving has to do with the state of your heart.
When I say I’m an “Achiever Going Rogue,” it means three things:
1. I’m no longer working for worth and recognition
2. I’m getting off the treadmill of comparison and competition
3. I’m listening to Jesus, accepting His love for me, and obeying the next thing He calls me to do.
Going Rogue, in essence, means walking away from the god of achievement and walking toward the God of amazing grace.
Not Sure if You’re an Achiever?
The mere fact that you want a metric assigned to see if you are an Achiever cements in my mind that you, dear friend, are an Achiever. If you find yourself nodding in agreement with 4 out of the 7 statements below, we shall qualify you as an Achiever. So read below. Which statements resonate most deeply with you?
* Achievers are relentless doers. They’re what we call busy, busy beavers.
* Achievers relish the challenge even if they really don’t care about the challenge itself because it’s all about winning.
* Achievers find their self-worth in their doing.
* Achievers compare their achievements to those of others, just to gauge how they measure up because metrics are important to Achievers.
* Achievers tend not to celebrate success because (1) they knew they could do it (2) there’s no time — another challenge has been spotted ahead! (3) celebrating seems like an inefficient use of time.
* Achievers will avoid things that may lead to the “F” word: failure.
* Achievers are notoriously self sufficient because they don’t trust people, and they believe that others will slow them down. They think that if you want something done right, you do it yourself.
If you found yourself agreeing with those statements, you are most likely a successful person with a head for vision who also may be tired of being busy, hustling, measuring, and calculating. And friend, this means that you are not alone. You have found your people. I hope that we can be friends, and by friends, I mean, I hope you’ll read this blog and grow in your love for Jesus because of it.
Together, we are Achievers Going Rogue, and I can’t wait to see where it takes us!