I had another one of my dreams last night. In my dream I was an apprentice for this really rich and nice looking guy. He was famous for many things, but especially for his “grind.” Everything he did seemed to be related to work and he was very successful. It seemed like he never slept. So as his apprentice, I did whatever he said—any hour of the day or night…and then I finally saw him sleep. When he woke up, he asked me, “Why isn’t this done?” Keep in mind, I worked the entire time he slept, doing exactly what he asked, to the best of my ability. I had not had any sleep. I had not had a break. And he had the nerve to ask why I wasn’t done?
Be happy where you are. Philippians 4:11 teaches “…be content in whatever situation….” I have struggled with this for years! I know it’s hard when you have a job that you either don’t like or you just feel like you should be doing something else. You feel like you will just do it to get by. But the danger in that is that you end up feeling like you are wasting your life. You end up not appreciating your job, the people you work with, and sometimes you end up not even appreciating the paycheck.Continue Reading
You may be a very talented athlete. You may be a gifted speaker. You may be a creative artist. You may have a brilliant mind for business ideas. You may even believe yourself to be a wonderful spouse. But you may not be successful in these areas if you are unwilling to be TAUGHT. Not if you are unwilling to learn; if you are unwilling to be TAUGHT.
There’s a difference.
And this difference can either be an obstacle to your success, or lead you to it.
Assuming you’re not a people pleaser, what’s the first thing you want to say when someone asks you to do something that you don’t want to do? NO! A big, fat, resounding NO! If it’s not in your nature to take any B.S., disrespect, or anything else that would generally or specifically waste your time, the answer would be NO, right?
But let me ask you this: How does NO really serve you? Of course say NO to drugs, abuse, and all of the obvious scenarios, but, I challenge you to say YES to everything else.