If you are like any of my readers, you have high potential and are versatile at many things. You enjoy exploring life’s possibilities, and work is about gaining experience. You are committed to continuous education and personal development – striving to grow. You measure success on your ability to strengthen your character, to make decisions and be responsible. You want personal freedom so you can pursue things greater than yourself.
This is a guest post by Jon Beaty. He is a life coach and licensed clinical social worker who helps people thrive in their faith relationships and work. He blogs at www.jonbeaty.com.
Why do people who’ve earned millions–even billions–of dollars continue to work? Is there any meaning in that? What’s the purpose in working when a person has managed to accumulate unimaginable wealth?
Some might do it for greed. Others for power. But these desires alone aren’t enough to motivate a person to work when they don’t have to.
Let me explain.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about a Woodrow Wilson quote.
“I would rather temporarily fail with a cause that will ultimately succeed than to temporarily succeed with a cause that will ultimately fail.”
At first, I thought, of course, everyone wants to succeed in the end if it means paying your dues in the beginning. Then it began to occupy my mind a little longer. Continue reading
Do you feel like you have an obligation to give feedback? Is one of your core values “I care. Therefore, I criticize.” I bet when you are being told to do something differently the first thing you hear is the criticism isn’t it. I give feedback all the time, but it is because I care and I’m sure you do as well. Would you rather that no one cared? This is exactly why I can handle your feedback because I know you care.
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