On the work front, it’s been a banner week for my boys. One was promoted into supervisory training, one was assigned to help manage operations for a major store remodel, and one was accepted into his first choice for graduate school. Am I a proud mom or what?
Still, I have learned a lot by watching them. How have they made progress? One choice at a time. As Michael Hyatt advises, they’ve been doing “the next right thing.”
1. Show up on time, be ready to work. Don’t be a slacker. Go the extra mile for your colleagues. Respect and serve your customers.
2. Make a goal, and then act to make it come true. One scary step at a time, even if the chance of success is slim, reach out and risk it.
3. Do it tired. Ben, his wife Jessica, and Nathan are working while taking a full load at Portland State. Sleep is a precious commodity—but so is finishing school.
4. Enjoy your coworkers. Be helpful. Diffuse tough situations with humor. “Remember the human.”
5. Follow Jesus and be part of His community. Don’t just stand on the sidelines. Engage. Serve. Encourage.
6. But always, always make time for fun. Work before play? Naw. Who does that? (See No. 3, above.) Because sometimes lost sleep is worth it.