“With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.” Ephesians 6:7
How do you succeed on the job?
· By keeping your eyes on your objective. Focus on what you are called to do. People can be easily offended, and by speaking about areas outside your expertise – what your customer has solicited your help in – you can jeopardize good opportunities. Learn to appreciate people, even those you do not like. Customers are not friends; friends are friends. Place value on others. Respect them, even if your personal opinions differ from theirs! Remember, your success is not determined by their personality.
· By treating everyone fairly and equally. If you show favoritism by only being kind and respectful to those you like, you are in for trouble – if not now, and then down the road. You need to learn how to work with people who are not your favorites. Why? They will remember your attitude, whether good or bad, and not be particularly inclined to help you in the future.
· By trying not to take things personally. You must learn to let go of grudges and to set aside past histories with some of your co-workers. When you find your emotions flaring up and you are tempted to react, stop and remember what is really going on; you are in the midst of a battle and the first shots have been fired. This is the time to say a silent prayer, remember your true calling, and respond with love, patience and a professionalism that will cause those around you to want what you have got.