Posts Tagged ‘Directions’
Does your job have too many chiefs?
In order to successfully operate, a company needs organization and a balance of power. It needs someone to give orders and someone to take them. Commands from multiple people who lack the authority or who are not specifically clear may present inherent problems. Conflicting directions are just as bad. Is there clarity in the organizational lines of authority?
Are the directives understandable and clearly defined/stated?
To effectively and profitably move a company forward, defined lines of authority are essential.
Someone has to do the work when the instructions are given!
An imbalanced proportion results in chaos. If you don’t believe me, look outside your office door!
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Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
Opportunities come and go.
Contrary to popular opinion, they do come around more than once.
It should be our goal to take advantage of all of them, rather than waiting on another one to appear.
When we cannot cash in on an opportunity, particularly a desirable one, frustrations and disappointments can easily fill our space. Sometimes the lack of accomplishing an opportunity can dampen our spirits.
As tough as it may be – stay determined and keep going.
Look forward, not backwards!
There is no time to be in the “dumps.”
There are opened and closed doors for a reason or reasons. Sometimes your entry or exit may be counted as blessings instead of regrets.
1. Some doors were meant to close…so that you can go in a new direction.
You may have to do the following.
2. Nail some doors shut if you have to. Let go!
3. Stop looking at the closed door so that your eyes will see the new one open.
4. Expect more closed doors to follow. Sometimes more than one need to close for you to find the right one.
5. Remove fear. Don’t be scared of the open door. They may signal opportunities. Go for it!
6. Kick down a door that you really want opened. Make your own path.
7. Control your emotions. Don’t get upset when your closed door opens for someone else. That door was meant for them, not you.
As it relates to closed door, old folks in their infinite spiritual insight would say, “God has another plan for you. Go where he leads you. He may want you to be somewhere else.”
Keep in mind that closed doors are similar to roadblocks deterring you from the wrong path so that you get on the right one.
Be prepared so that when the right door swings opens, you will be ready to maximize the opportunities as you capably walk in and capture the splendor!
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Since I am directionally challenged, one of the most practical gifts that I have ever received was a GPS device. Which way is North, South, East, and West? Why trouble my mind! I’ll leave it to the technology.
A GPS can take you directly to your destination. Your only job is to put in the address. I love them!
All mechanical devices have their shortcomings.
GPS’s cannot see construction zones and other deviations that might take you off course.
Their accuracies in part depend upon variables.
However, I have founded the best navigation system in the world.
When you let God direct and guide you, you can make it to your destination even if you don’t know where you are going!
God can and will place you on the right path.
God doesn’t need your input, satellite devices, or signals. He knows the world and you! Remember, he created both!
He can effortlessly recalculate your route; turn you around; and place your feet on solid ground.
Gravity is no issue with God!
Better yet, he can move other objects – people, places, and things – that may be obstacles out of your way.
Forget Rand McNally! God has the best roadmap, the Holy Bible!
So if you are lost, can’t see your way out, need clarity of vision, or a failed – proof system to keep you personally, professionally, and spiritually wise, put God behind the wheel.
Let him cruise you around and order your steps.
You will never get lost. Believe, be obedient to his Word, and be deep in your faith as you “go and let God!”
Happy Sunday! Blessings!
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