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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Francis Kong's Blog Post: Doing Your Best

Francis Kong's Blog Post: Doing Your Best


Doing Your Best

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 06:15 AM PST

ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING THING I'VE EVER HEARD IN ALL MY LIFE IS BEING TOLD THAT I WAS "OVERQUALIFIED" WHEN I WAS STARTING OUT IN MY CAREER LOOKING FOR A JOB.  WITH ALL MY IMPRESSIVE SCHOLASTIC RECORDS, CERTAIN COMPANIES WOULD  SIMPLY DISMISS ME BY SAYING I AM TOO OVER-QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB. BUT THEN IT DIDN'T MATTER, I WAS YOUNG, INEXPERIENCED AND I CONTINUED TO LOOK FOR THE JOB WHEREIN I COULD BE QUALIFIED. SOMEHOW I HAVE GOTTEN THROUGH THE FEAR AND PAIN OF REJECTION AND I HAVE CERTAINLY ACCEPTED THESE TWO INEVITABLE FACTS OF LIFE AS THINGS THAT EVERY PERSON HAS TO GO THROUGH.

BUT THEN AGAIN THE MORE TRAGIC THING ABOUT THIS IS WHEN SOMEBODY ALREADY IS WORKING AT A JOB AND YET HIS MIND WOULD DWELL ON THE THOUGHT THAT HE IS "OVER-QUALIFIED" FOR IT. NOTHING COULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN HINDERING THE PROGRESS OF ONE'S CAREER BY HARBORING SUCH A NEGATIVE THOUGHT.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO AND WHAT POSITION YOU OCCUPY, GIVE IT YOUR BEST EFFORT BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH YOUR BEST EFFORT.

 

RUNNING AWAY WITH ALL THE TOP HONORS THE SCHOOL COULD GIVE   I BRAVELY FACED THE CORPORATE WORLD AND  STARTED WORK AS AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT OF A BIG COMPANY. FANCY TITLE BUT ALL I EVER DID WAS TO TYPE LETTERS AND  DELIVER MESSAGES DURING THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF MY BUDDING CAREER. THE JOB DESCRIPTION WAS EMBARRASSING AND THE PAY WAS FRUSTRATING AND THEN I HAD 2 CHOICES: EITHER TO RESIGN AND START SCOUTING FOR A BETTER PAYING JOB, TO LOOK FOR A POSITION THAT WOULD HEAL MY BRUISED EGO OR TO SIMPLY STAY AND WORK LIKE CRAZY. IT WAS SUCH A LONG WAY UP THE CORPORATE LADDER BUT THEN I REALIZED HE HUMBLING TRUTH THAT I WAS WITHOUT EXPERIENCE, WITHOUT CREDENTIALS AND WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE NEEDED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE BUSINESS. I CHOSE TO STAY AND WORK FROM THE BOTTOM UP. I BECAME THE FASTEST TYPIST IN THE COMPANY, I BECAME THE MOST RELIABLE MESSENGER ANYONE COULD FIND AND THIS WAS WHAT ID DISCOVERED: THAT  WORKING HARD REAP GOOD RESULTS. AND DIFFICULT AS IT WAS I CERTAINLY FOUND THE REWARDS FULFILLING. I LEARNED FAST, PERFORMED  EFFICIENTLY AND WAS PROMOTED REAL FAST.

WHAT I WAS DOING (ALTHOUGH I DIDN'T KNOW AT THAT TIME) WAS SIMPLY FOLLOWING A VERY EFFECTIVE PRINCIPLE FOUND IN THE BIBLE WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD. I WAS

UNCONSCIOUSLY OBEYING GAL6 THAT SAYS "FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWS, THAT HE SHALL REAP." AND I WAS REAPING THE REWARDS OF JOB PROMOTIONS, SALARY INCREASE AND THE FULFILLMENT OF JOB ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

 

DON'T BE LIKE THE MAN WHO SAYS, "THIS JOB IS NOT WORTHY OF ME. I'M TOO GOOD TO BE DOING THIS." IN HIS CONTEMPT FOR HIS CURRENT MEANS OF EMPLOYMENT, HE REFUSES TO DO HIS BEST. HE IS DISSATISFIED, RESTLESS AND MISERABLE. AND WORSE OF IT ALL IS THAT HE IS CONTAGIOUS. MISERY LOVES COMPANY AND THIS NEGATIVE ATTITUDE WOULD RUB OFF ON OTHER PEOPLE. AND IT WOULDN'T BE LONG BEFORE THIS GUY LOSES HIS JOB. AND THE LESSON BEHIND THIS IS THAT HE DIDN'T FAIL HIS JOB. SOMEONE ELSE IS AT IT WORKING ON IT. HE HAS SIMPLY FAILED HIMSELF.

 

 

THERE IS NO JOB TOO UNWORTHY TO DO WELL. THERE IS A FAVORITE LINE AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE ENGAGED IN SHOW BUSINESS. THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY: "THERE ARE NO SMALL PARTS, ONLY SMALL ACTORS."

A PERSON'S ABILITIES WORK VERY MUCH THE SAME AS HIS MUSCLES DO.  THEY ARE STRENGTHENED BY EXERCISE. RUST COMES INTO THE PICTURE IF YOU FAIL TO EXERCISE WHAT YOU HAVE.

LOOK, THE NATURE OF THE JOB DOES NOT DETERMINE THE VALUE OF THE PERSON. THE NOBILITY HE PUTS IN HIS JOB DICTATES THE VALUE OF THAT PERSON.

 

GOD NEVER PUTS ANYONE IN A PLACE TOO SMALL TO GROW. WE'RE THE ONLY ONES WHO DO THAT TO OURSELVES. WHEREVER YOU MAY BE – IN AN OFFICE, CLEANING THE FLOORS, WASHING DISHES, WAITING ON TABLES, IN A KITCHEN ON AN ASSEMBLY LINE, GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT. PERFORM TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES. YOU'LL BE EXPANDING YOUR TALENTS BY USING THEM. AND THE END RESULT IS THIS: THAT YOU'LL FIND PERSONAL GROWTH TOWARD GREATER SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS AND THAT YOUR HEAVENLY BOSS IS GLORIFIED.

 

 

 

REF: THE JOY OF WORKING.

 

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