When you are talented in some area and doing a job you are overqualified for, it may seem like you don’t need to work as hard to be half as good as everyone else involved in the job.
put another way,
When you are really good at something and you are working with people whose skills are average or less, it may be tempting to coast.
but what if you didn’t? What if, instead, you did your absolute BEST work?
What if you put forth the kind of effort required when you are in a situation where YOU are the one working with people who have more skills and experience and you are striving to keep up?
In that situation, if you were the person with less talent and YOU worked harder than someone with more talent,
who would be seen as the person with the strongest work ethic?
would you be given more responsibility?
would your pursuit of excellence inspire others to also give their best, leading to increased morale and an elevation of the entire project?
When you are the person with less talent and YOU work harder than the person with more talent, does that make YOU their greatest competition?
Back to the original scenario, if YOU are the person on a team who has the greatest talent, the strongest skillset and the most experience and YOU pursue EXCELLENCE when a lesser effort would still contribute more than…everyone else combined,
would you be seen as the person with the strongest work ethic?
would you confirm to everyone involved that you deserve more responsibility and opportunity?
would the respect others have for you increase? would YOUR pursuit of excellence not only inspire others to give their best but also lead to CONTAGIOUS increase of morale and EXPONENTIAL elevation of the entire project?
Consider: If you are the person with the greatest talent and someone works harder than you, they are your greatest competition.
If you are a person of faith,
~ diligently pray that the Holy Spirit would equip your for the work and then lean on God’s power to accomplish in you what you can’t accomplish on your own.
~ ask God to make you aware of what He wants you to attend to and who He might want you to help and encourage or even mentor.
~ ask God to help you be a strong witness for His love and grace.
Be a #GoodSteward of the talents you’ve been blessed with.
Keep your focus on #AudienceofOne
I’m not a big decorator. I don’t have a knack for putting together a cohesive design and I can’t tablescape to save my life. Put me on a committee to cater a meal and I know how to feed people, but unless there’s someone else on the committee who is blessed with the gift of decorating, there will be no tablecloths and the utensils will be in the plastic box they came in next to the buffet line.
When it comes to decorating, I know what I like when I see it and I tend to gravitate to the unusual; stuff you don’t see that often. As a result, I tend to have a very eclectic looking home. One thing I’ve discovered is that I like is lighting. I have all of the following lighting options in my house right now except number 8 and it’s on my Amazon Wish List. So, if you are looking for some unique lighting ideas, here’s my list of 12 normal and not-so-normal suggestions to light your home:
A Christmas Story 20 inch Leg Lamp Prop Replica by NECA – I actually have this lamp. My daughter gave it to me for Christmas a number of years ago. Some might assume it’s a Christmas decoration, displayed for a month and put away for the rest of the year. Nope. It’s on a bookshelf in my bedroom, year round. Right in front of a window.
Bought these Star Wars lamps for my son two years ago and they are still going strong! Color changing, timer feature, remote controls. EXCELLENT! Powered with USB chargers. (we had to buy longer USB cables because he wanted to put them on a high shelf.)