Discipline!

Discipline is the key.   The 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary defines “discipline” this way: “To instruct or educate; to inform the mind; to prepare by instructing in correct principles and habits; as, to discipline youth for a profession, or for future usefulness.  To instruct and govern; to teach rules and practice, and accustom to order and subordination.  To advance and prepare by instruction.”  Bob Richards, the Olympic pole-vault champion, says that you will never find a champion who does not discipline himself.  Roy Smith says that discipline is “the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.”

Today, too much emphasis is placed on our rights and not enough on our responsibilities.  The world would be a wonderful place if we took our responsibilities as seriously as we do our rights.  The disciplined individual brings his own impatience and desires of the moment under control so he can enjoy the benefits of tomorrow.  That’s discipline.  R. C. Halverson says, “No man ever became great doing as he pleased; little men do as they please — little nobodies.  Great men submit themselves to the laws governing the realm of their greatness.”

Much of the music today expresses the theme “I want to be free.”  If we take the train off the tracks it’s free, but it can’t go anywhere.  Take the steering wheel out of the automobile and it’s under the control of no one – but it can’t move.  Think about it: The sailor has the freedom of the seas only when he disciplines himself to obey the compass.  Until he does that, he must keep his ship within sight of the shore.  Once he disciplines himself to follow the compass, he can go anywhere the ship will take him.  Man is the same way.  When we discipline ourselves to do the things we need to do, when we need to do them, the day will come when we can do the things we want to do, when we want to do them.  Think about it and go for more!

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Consider This!

Unfortunately, you don’t have to look very far to find someone who has been negatively affected by the downturn in the labor market.

While it may not seem all that long ago when this country was pumping out paychecks at full employment, the latest numbers put the jobless rate at 8.6% and the Labor Department says that in January alone, nearly 600,000 jobs were siphoned out of the economy.

In times of low unemployment numbers, companies can expect somewhere around 70 to 80 respondents per job opening. With unemployment numbers creeping upward, it stands to reason that the response ratio will also ratchet higher.

With an increasingly competitive job market, it is now more important than ever to have a good understanding of what you have to offer the employer (skills and abilities, personality tendencies, values, dreams, and passions).

When I’m helping someone find their next best fit, I encourage him or her to hold fast to four simple points before they put wheels on their job search strategy.

(Below each point are three questions to help you gain clarity.)

1. Look inward: Are there professional themes that continue to play out in my life? Am I confusing my abilities to do a job with my professional desires? In what style of professional environment do I feel the most energized?

2. Look backward: Looking at my work life so far, what has given me the greatest value or worth? What are some of the more valuable lessons I’ve learned from my past professional achievements? What did I dream about doing as a younger person?

3. Look forward: What would really give me professional mobility? What group of words or rallying cry would describe my ideal career? Is there a difference between job, career, and vocation? Should I create my own opportunity (in this economy)?

4. Look upward: Did God put a calling on my life? If I am called to do something, why am I fearful?

By answering these questions, you can go forward in your job search confident of your abilities and your strengths.

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