What if you are the main thing that is holding back your job, your career, your business from its maximum potential?
That may be a scary question, but it should also be very encouraging. It’s scary because it puts a lot of responsibility on your shoulders. But it also puts a whole lot of power and control right in your hands.
For the last couple of videos, I’ve been talking about taking responsibility for yourself, taking responsibility for your personal growth, cultivating Christ-likeness in yourself. If you’re a Christian, you know what that means, and that’s important to you. If you’re not a Christian, that’s fine. This still means to cultivate love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control in yourself, and then letting your circumstances and letting your relationships improve as a result of the things that you have done to grow in yourself.
So if you do those, if you cultivate those things in your life, there will be some changes in your work life whether you’re working for somebody else, yourself, as part of a team, or by yourself. Here are some of the changes that you can expect as you cultivate those characteristics in yourself.
You will be better able to serve and support your customers, your coworkers, your teammates, and your employer. The communication between you and the people who are impacted by your job will be better. The service, the spirit of wanting to help one another, will be better. You’ll be more focused. You’ll be more productive. Whether you like the work or not because you’re building these other characteristics, you’ll be more focused. And you’ll be more productive at work.
When you’re in a job or when you’re in the season of a job that you don’t like, you’ll be able to more effectively endure that season and just get through it. Put your head down, and get the work done.
When you’re in seasons that you do enjoy, when you’re in a job that you do enjoy, you’ll be more deeply connected to it. You’ll be more enlivened by it. And as a result, from that you’ll have better performance, better engagement with the work.
This is work, right? We do this to earn money. We do this to pay our bills. So as all of those things work together, there are usually going to be financial benefits from all those things. It might be small benefits. It might be major benefits. Who knows? But you will be able to increase your income as a result of taking responsibility for your personal growth first. You’re not doing this to get rich, but hey, money pays the bills. If you want to live indoors, if you want to eat food, if you want to take your family on vacation, you need money. So grow yourself. Grow your income. That’ll happen.