What do you stand for? Many people have belief's that are not supported by their actions.What do you stand for? My father passed away many years ago, but it was his birthday and he reminds me of what he stood for. His top five were 1) work hard, 2) being on time, 3) don't steal, 4) don't lie, and 5) go to church every Sunday. Knowing what you stand for helps you figure out the the direction you need to go to. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
What do you stand for?
Have you ever taken vacation to do some work? What is the special project, moving, or something else. It's during these times that I am very grateful for my job and the work that I do. It's great to be able to step away for a brief moment to refresh and rejuvenate, even if the task provides a sense of accomplishment knowing how hard you work on something not related to your job. If you have never taken a working vacation I encourage you to do because you will be excited to go back to work. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Moving is both exciting and exhausting. I have had the opportunity to move myself 12 times before I got married, but that was 11 years ago. It's amazing how your body changes over time and the things you want to do you struggle to do now. It could be because over time you accumulate more stuff, specifically when you're married and with children. So take your time and pace yourself when you move. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Be careful as you age
Be careful as you age, because you can get hurt more easily. When you get older sometimes you think you can do something that you once did, but your body has physically changed and it's less likely that you can do that. Understand this and work to prevent injuries by fully understanding and adapting your limitations. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
As a husband and wife make sure that you work together towards a common goal. You can think differently and you can go about things differently, but be together on what's really important. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Get ahead or get behind
Get ahead, or get behind. Sometimes you need to make sure that you get ahead versus get behind and it may take you additional hours, effort, or energy to make sure that you get ahead. If you don't, and you fall behind, it can create additional work, energy, and effort on top of what would've initially been required or needed. So put the evert in now. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Work together and utilize your strengths to win. There is strength in numbers and remember, two heads are better than one. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Accidents happen, it's when someone does something on purpose that can become a big deal, specifically children. Make sure that you understand and respond differently between accidents and someone doing something on purpose. There is a difference in how you should respond. Check yourself up, if you're not doing this now because you don't want to raise your children or impact someone based on an accident. It's much different than someone willfully or maliciously doing things. Plus, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Part of a winning team
When you're part of a winning team, you have to hold yourself and others to a higher standard. If someone comes to you and vents or tries to vent, you should refer them to your team's manager or leader. The right thing to do is to go to your manager if you have an issue and vent, versus venting on the floor or to your colleagues, because it creates a negative work environment. So be positive and don't let anyone bring you down. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
He will make your paths straight
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
-Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
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Mark A. Watkins is a Region Sales Manager in the Midwest with Rollins, Inc. and strives to Model the Way as a Sales Leader, Teacher, Visionary, Innovator, Problem Solver, Coach and Mentor.