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The Psychology of Achievement

by gold stone (2019-01-04)

I sincerely hope this series The Psychology of Achievement Review has helped you in some way; and to continue to help you grow toward your goals, I recommend the following reference materials. They have been great blessings in my life. You are welcome to post your comments and share your success with me on my blog. I wish for you the courage and strength to always follow your dreams.In some ways, it still seems a bit surreal, but I'm facing it head-on. I have a pretty optimistic attitude and have already benefitted from the experience in ways I would not have expected. Like, my whole attitude about work. I was with the same company for more than 25 years, a quarter century. I had come to expect a certain permanency, even though I knew intellectually I was not entitled to my position. I think we all have that, to some extent. But we really shouldn't. I'm a big fan of the book of Proverbs, and it tells us plenty about life, wisdom and work. One section is about what I like to call the Secrets of the Lambs. In Chapter 27, it says, "Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds." And a few verses later, "the lambs will provide you with clothing and the goats with the price of a field." My take on that is to see our role as stewards in the process of work. We must give careful attention to our herds, our "lambs" - our means of income. One of the words that surfaces in Proverbs again and again is diligence, while laziness is condemned. We work as part of God's plan to give each of us something unique to do. It's our gift to society, and for that we are rewarded. No contribution, no reward. Not only that, but we gain our self-esteem as we create something out of nothing. Everything begins with a thought and a prayer, and then we put it into action and create...value. One of the key words as I go through my job search is "responsibility." My company was not responsible for me. I'm responsible for myself. I need to adapt and respond to the changes in my industry just as you need to do in your profession. Give careful attention to your herds - your talents, your skills, your ideas. Always ask, what can I contribute?I look forward to seeing how God will work in my life because with it will come opportunities I would never have had were I still in my other job. In my company's morning wake-up call, John Jackson was sharing the leader's need to be transparent. It really was quite good. However, in the course of the conversation, he made a statement that captured my attention. Basically, he said it is not the responsibility of a leader to fix someone's struggle. If you are struggling, you don't need a need an answer. Guess whose responsibility it is to find that answer? One guess; it is NOT your sponsor's!