Hello Everyone! I apologize for the delay, a lot has been going on this season of my life. I am in the last semester of my graduate program so things have been a bit busy on my end. I am trying to get a couple of videos up within the next few weeks so please bare with me. I am excited though to continue talking with you about tunnel vision and how focusing on the negative minimizes the positivity in our lives. One of the major areas we see this take place is on our job, regarding our purpose, and even regarding our dreams.
Many times we look at our job as only a paycheck, it is for us to sustain the lifestyle we live. But our jobs should be so much more than that to us. When we look at our job as only a source of income it becomes easier to complain and stress over it. Instead of viewing it as an opportunity to grow, gain more knowledge in an area, and build on our leadership skills.
"A person who sees their job as merely a source of income, is the same person who stays at that job working 40 hours a week, for 40 years, to only receive about 40% of their pay in retirement. BUT people who see their job as an opportunity to grow, learn, and build, are the people that become the CEO's of that company, owner's of their own company, and many things beyond. Leaving behind an inheritance for their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. "
"WORK FOR THE JOB YOU WANT, NOT THE JOB YOU HAVE."
When we limit our view of our job, we forget that it is also a blessing and a blessing that at one point we prayed to have. The key to not limiting your view and getting the most out of your job is to view your job as something much bigger. When you walk into work do not perform for your boss or your co-workers, perform your best for God and yourself. Even if you work a 9-5 desk job, work as if you are running the desk for a Fortune 500 company or how you would want your own employee's to work for you if you had a company. Imagine your job being the job of your dreams, instead of seeing it as something to complain about. Of course it is easier to complain about our job when we view it as a burden, but when we view it in a positive light we will see doors begin to open for us. I challenge everyone to choose to wake up every work day on a mission to work towards the job they have always dreamed of. Wake up early, dress like you feel like a CEO (unless you have a uniform, if so iron it nice and crisp), and on your commute to work speak aloud that you will have a great day, you will grow, and you are headed towards bigger and better.
Another thing that keeps most people from achieving their dreams is the focus on what they are lacking and not what they have to offer. Focus everyday on your abilities and attributes that will get you to the next level and trust God to fill in the blanks of where you believe you lack. Imagine yourself as a leader, CEO, or whatever career you desire despite what qualifications you feel you may lack. If you do not believe that you deserve to be on a higher level, you will never get there. You have to choose to see yourself there and begin to speak aloud that you are headed to a higher level. Our words have so much power, the more you speak a thing, the more you will be able to envision it, and eventually it will be. Understand though, that this works with both negative and positive outcomes. So, if you daily complain about your boss, your job, and your salary, the result will continue to be negative. But if you speak the opposite and speak positively over your boss, job, and salary, you will begin to see a change.
"Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, VOICE IT ALOUD, and you will achieve it."
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Have a great week and as always I will be praying for each and every one of you! - Love, Rissa
Clarissa C. Burton, M.S.W
Devoted to guiding others toward living a life they don't need a vacation from.