Last Sunday when I attended church we were starting a new series titled thrive. The reference was to the parable of the talents. In summary, you are trusted with more depending on how you manage the little that you have. I think it applies to so many areas in life like promotions are based on your previous performance and even the amount of responsibility that is given to you.
Just think about how much you have right now? Have you budgeted for it? Are you going to start complaining about how broke you are after spending it on something that is not really a priority? Now let’s think about your current situation are you a student, intern or employed and you have certain tasks that are given to you. Are you just going to do it for purposes of ticking it off the checklist or will you put some effort to do some research? Do you ever go the extra mile?
Well for me right now I am taking a break after finishing school. I am just reading novels, practising AutoCAD and working on creating content. If I think about it am stalling when it comes to a few of that stuff when I get distracted watching a series. I have had to be disciplined like set time for every single activity because right now I am working on personal development. As much as I am on a break I still try to learn something new every day.
Back to the service, the speaker said something that really stuck. She said that a flower still blooms in the gutter. The message was learn to bloom where you a planted. Many things in life are about growth so if you start out as an intern only being given fare, do your work diligently and go the extra mile not necessarily to get noticed but eventually, someone will notice. Pay attention to detail that will give you an edge. If you are a student do your assignments well, I had this thing where I could tell you what exactly was in my report even without reading because I owned my work. If you are seated in your office desk give your work all your attention and it will show for itself. If you have a business give your customers the best experience and they will keep coming back.
Thrive in your current environment. It could be in your corner office, in your room, in the library or in school. Bring your A game and someone somewhere will notice it.
The girl with the red lipstick.