Work/life lessons and 16 important things to ponder
This is my last blog submission until later this year. It has been an interesting nine months, and I have heard from a lot of my fellow maintenance professionals. My self-interest in doing this has been to somehow improve the lives of all who toil for a living. I have had as an undercurrent the “spirituality” of work and learning. I believe that work and accomplishment are important to our being.
Somehow during our lives, we have developed a map in our minds that predisposes our approach toward life. I have tried to put forth postings that cause you to pause and maybe pay attention to the features of your map. Central are the values we carry; they determine our acceptance/rejection mechanisms toward living. This is expressed in our words and actions.
While our hearts may change and soften, we have much travel stored in our minds, and we need to consciously select what represents our heart and values.
Take “you gotta have heart”. It’s an old saying that means that you have to put more into your effort than what is visible. How does that play out in your life?
Take a little time to ponder the following and how you would tell another person what they mean to you:
- 1. Life is the career
- 2. Luck is preparation meeting opportunity
- 3. Learn to learn
- 4. Find your gift, exploit it
- 5. Set aside time for yourself, hide
- 6. Keep a journal
- 7. Step out, give life a try
- 8. Strive to understand
- 9. Be a servant-leader
- 10. Be a winner
- 11. Remember where you came from
- 12. Appreciate others for who they are
- 13. Avoid negative people
- 14. Smile; perfection can be improved upon
- 15. There are lots of people who love you
- 16. True joy is helping others.
Thank you for the privilege of sharing with you.
Remember: Humility overcomes pridefulness.
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