It dosn’t matter what situation you are in, always be you.
There’s something to be said about people that stick to their true morals no matter what the situation holds. That’s not always the easiest thing to do. Yes I am speaking from past experiences. Personally in the past I have been known to be a “Yes man”. If the boss wanted it done I would just buckle down and do it exactly how they wanted it done. If they said we need this done in a week and there was 80 hours of work, I would work late and get the project completed by the date. (Sound familiar) Let me tell you where this got me. Absolutely nowhere. I never got the promotion. I never got the opportunity to spend extra days with my family. I didn’t even get extra pay because I was salary.
I have a new way of approaching things now and it seems to be working for me. When a manager comes up to me and says “I need this done this way” and I immediately see an easier method to accomplish the task. I ask why it has to be done exactly the way they want it completed. If there answer is (and it almost always is), “Because I want it done this way.” I immediately start looking for new means of employment, while completing the project the easier way. You see life is too short to spend every second doing things you don’t want to do, or doing them a certain way because the boss wants them completed in an antiquated fashion. I don’t allow myself to be left in those situations for very long, I start exploring my options immediately.
Here’s what I’ve noticed since starting these new tactics. Every good leader says, “Great thinking I loved how you handled this situation”, or “Great job how did you get it done so quickly, it would have taken me twice as long”. I have also had some “bosses” (a boss is not a leader, but that’s for a different bog. Lol) get after me, “Why didn’t you do this exactly the way I told you to.” “What makes you think that you are so smart, you must feel like you deserve my job.” These types of individuals aren’t folks that I want to spend much time around. To be extremely honest, they are more likely than not threatened by having you work under them. I can’t help them grow and they definitely can’t help me grow.
So what are you waiting for, take control of your situation. Stop riding the train, it’s going to the same depot as everyone else who’s on it. Jump out of that train and walk the path to true success. It may take a bit longer. It might be a bit tougher. In the end, you will be so much happier throughout the entire journey. It’s not about how fast we can get to the final destination, it’s about the experiences that shape us along the way. God has a plan for every single person on this earth. We were all put here for a reason and it wasn’t by accident either. He took time to design us as individuals and cares for each and every one of us. The bible proves this true in several verses. He explains this in Luke 12:6&7, Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. He also talks about it in Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
God knew us before we were conceived. He knew who we were and what his purpose for us is. Not all of us have the same purpose. I thank the good lord for that every day. I have choose to take the path less traveled, knowing that every mountain that he helps me climb is shaping me into the person he NEEDS me to be. Knowing that everything happens for us not to us. Knowing that God is in control and I enjoy understanding that “if God is for us, who can be against us”.
Stay strong and know that every season of our life has a reason. God is shaping us to be better, every day.
In the comments tell how you react to similar situations.
God is Great all the time. All the time God is Great!
Until next time, stay strong and be uniquely you.