Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Virtue of Patience

Experience told me not to expect all the good in life.  Personal and financial issues will always be there separately, or, if you're really down on your luck, simultaneously.  The acceptance of this fact is something that we need to embrace otherwise it will be a life of misery.   

Just recently I've had a couple of individuals talk to me about their desire to be promoted.  Promotion is a reward tool for a company to bestow upon high performing individuals.  It is merit based and justified by quantitative measurement (at least that is what we were told it to be).  Fortunate are those who got promoted due to allegiance alone; but beware: people will see you for what's your worth and you will not get the respect needed to lead.  Well, I would like to believe that people get promoted due to merit so let's just leave it at that.

As Vince Lombardi would say, "The only place where SUCCESS comes before WORK is in the dictionary."  Bottomline is that work needs to be done and then some.  Actually, the real question is "What  value do I give to the company?"  However, to expect a promotion is counter productive.  It corrodes moral and deteriorates your work.  My suggestion is JUST DO YOUR JOB WELL, PROVIDE VALUE TO YOUR WORK, FEEL LIKE YOU ARE BUILDING A CASTLE(not just a brick layer), and PRAY.  God will give this to you in due time. 

Good things come to those who wait.

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