If we could just remember that life begins with "dust" and ends with "dust," while the soul goes rushing off to the One who gave it, death sure would be a lot easier to handle. It's odd how we cling to this life with everything we've got, as if this life is where we find our rewards and our Joy. It's sad how we hold on to the ones that have gone before us as if it's "unfair" that their spirit went rushing into the arms of Jesus before we were ready to let go. Some people spend the rest of their lives memorializing a loved one that departed sooner than they expected...but when the spirit goes rushing off to the One who knew them BEFORE they were ever born, it's a beautiful thing to Celebrate and not a "curse" to talk about until we return to dust. Returning to "dust" is hard on the ones left behind, that's for sure...but the minute the dust settles the spirit of the one we mourn is already in the arms of Jesus to live for all eternity. Only God knows when the day comes that He'll...
"Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank."
When we sharpen our skills it's impossible not to become a person of excellence! People of excellence aren't necessarily the most accomplished people or the wealthiest (although most of the time they are), but they ARE the most Influential people you know!
It takes being a person of influence to have any impact in the world...in OR out of the workplace!
I used to tell my kids to "be the kind of person WORTHY of the kind of person you want to spend your life with." In other words, if you want to influence a person of excellence in your direction then you need to become what you want to surround yourself with!
If you want to be successful in ANY area of life, first you have to work on you! Sharpening your skills and raising your belief system will take you places you never dreamed you go!
Influential people attract good people and...