There is only one promotable posture.
Want to know how to get ahead? That’s easy. Quit trying to get power.
I can’t tell you how many times at the office, at church, in circles of friends, or at Ashtyn’s school that I sit back and watch someone trying to PUSH for their way ahead. It is really better than TV!
I guess they think that by trying to force their way to the top that they will get their way.
Really I think with every comment (or verbal claw mark), every ‘calculated’ conversation or relationship move, every ‘pick me’ moment – most others just see them as self promoting and PUSHY. Not promotable.
Is there another way?
The only thing crazier than that is watching people slander and tear down other people around them in an attempt to get ahead.
“I’ll make everybody around me sound bad and terrible, THEN they will pick me!’ REALLY??? That’s the plan? Deep down it doesn’t even sound like that person thinks they should be promoted unless everyone else fails!
When we boil it down it really seems like a great plot for a cartoon instead of life.
Then why does it happen?
When we think we are ready for something, why do we try to push our way there or push others down so that we get lifted up?
Really it’s our flesh and the plan of the enemy to keep us down.
The only true promotable posture is humility.
What about ‘it’s a dog eat dog world and you’re wearing milk bone underwear?”
I didn’t say be a door mat. I said be humble.
Serve. Do what you’re asked, when you’re asked, because you’re asked. (humility)
Support the vision. (humility)
Support the leaders. (humility)
So what’s right, because it’s right – even when you don’t want to. (humility)
A leader like that can’t be passed up for long. This is truly the way to get ahead in life.
“If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35
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