While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
Just the sheer mention of it sends negative thoughts into your brain, because a
lot of people view it as an interruption of the weekend, an evil necessity, or
as an unappreciated means to earn a living.
if you’ve been reading this column for some time now, you would have understood
that work is a noble undertaking. It is a means by which we can use our
creative juices and be productive at the same time.
again, there will always be people who tend to look at the negative side of
work. You might even find that you share some of these perceptions about work.
worker complains that life in the office is never fair. He sees that different
situations are simply a matter of interpretation. He says: “When I take a long
time, I am slow. But when my boss takes a long time, he is thorough. When I
don’t do my work, I am lazy, but when my boss doesn’t do it, he is too busy.
When I do something without being told, I am trying to be smart; but when my
boss does the same, that is initiative. When I please my boss, I’m trying to
win his favor; but when my boss pleases his boss, he’s cooperating. When I do
good, my boss never remembers–when I do wrong, he never forgets. And so
everything is just a matter of interpretation.”
seems to be some truth in there. I do have to admit that there are really
instances when things like these happen in the workplace. It’s tragic, and it
shouldn’t be so in the first place. But can you really say that life is fair?
to think about it, the world is never fair because we could not be fair to
others too. We just need to remember that we have to make that decision to be
the best that we can be, and that our actions and behavior in life should not
be dictated upon by somebody else’s weakness or personality.
Life is never easy, especially in the workplace. The secret is in not taking things too
material I came across talks about identifying THAT particular moment when you
know your job’s on the line. This came from an article on the LaughWeb site:
know it’s your last day at work when…
hand a bank teller an envelope, and when she asks, “What’s this?”, you realize
you just dropped the company’s deposit in a mailbox.
woman comes into the store, you turn to the other salesman and say, “I waited
on the last fat ugly old lady. This one’s your turn”. Your boss was standing
behind you. And the woman you were describing happens to be his wife.
out that your boss is at lunch, you sneak in his office, look at some
confidential information on his computer, and you spill coffee on the keyboard.
It shorts out.
take a “sick” day. The next morning the boss asks you, “So, how was the
Enchanted Kingdom yesterday?”
wake up with a big hangover. You have a black eye and bruised knuckles. Your
clothes are all in a mess. You’re in jail and last night was the company
is never easy, especially in the workplace, but the secret is in taking things
not too seriously. God has called us to that place where we can be productive,
using the God-given talents within us. It’s a place where we can reach out to
others, and perhaps make their day a little brighter and a little bit more
not fair, but we all can be unfairly kind and unfairly sensitive to the needs
of those who are around us. Reach out with God’s love and make their day a