It may not be popular to discuss religious matters at work, but the truth is I think about my beliefs all the time while I’m working. One of the most noteworthy lessons I carry with me from church to work is the importance of opposition and hard work in growing as a person. In both a spiritual and professional sense, I strive everyday to be a little bit better.
As I grow in my career, I’m constantly reminded that progression is an eternal principle. Developing new management, communication and teamwork skills requires an honest and perpetual assessment of my current understanding as well as sustained effort to refine, enhance and expand it. Effectively executing new knowledge is a personal indicator that I’ve truly experienced internal growth because behavior is the fruit of change, not the change itself.
My parents raised our family to appreciate challenges and responsibility as opportunities to increase our understanding and realize additional truth. I still discuss these ideas with my friends and colleagues as we share future plans and professional ambitions. I am grateful that progress is part of God’s eternal plan. With absolute resolve, I have reason to aspire.