Helping employees set goals and perform their best occupies countless CEOs and managers. Many complete master’s degrees and doctoral studies in an attempt to better understand this challenging task.
However, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a boss hoping to motivate workers, or a worker trying to meet your supervisor’s expectations. Interacting with other people is a process full of potential misunderstandings, confusion and frustrations.
Yet devoting too much time and energy to your occupation can overlook an equally important issue. What happens when the work day ends? What kind of time, care and attention are you devoting to the rest of your life?
For example, how will you handle the inevitable emergencies that affect everyone? You know the drill—your car breaks down, your child who gets sick, your refrigerator stops workinh, or a water pipe breaks and floods your home.
Looking to the future, what will you do once you retire? Do you have any savings plans to help provide extra income? Or are you depending on Social Security to take care of everything?
Aside from money issues, the rest of life requires goals, too. You need to determine a direction when it comes to getting an education, choosing a hobby, raising children, or other choices. Things that may seem simple on the surface often prove to be incredibly difficult.
This is why finding direction is a key to life going well outside of work.
Paul, a close follower of Jesus, addressed this topic in a letter he wrote. The right direction comes from making the choice that matters most: doing what God wants.
Have you ever asked God what he wants from you? Have you asked him how you can help others? Have you asked him how you can use your talents and abilities to do more than make money? It might be good to pray and see what kind of answers you get.
A Challenge For You
Outside of work, what are three primary goals for your life? Write them out. Explain why each is important to you. Then share your thoughts with a friend or close spiritual advisor.
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