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Long-Lasting Success Is Up to You

“How Do I Center My Ambition on Christ?”

Discerning the voice of God from one’s own ambition is a challenge. However, it doesn’t need to be. Grabbing hold of God’s will for your life is neither a mystical nor aimless pursuit. Ambition, when the true motives behind it are checked against selfishness, is a godly pursuit. Humans were given the mandate to be…

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Long-Lasting Success Is Up to You

Long-Lasting Success Is Up to You

Long-lasting success is not a result of pedigree or family name. Not alma matter, or even lack thereof. Name recognition or who you know might give you a foot in the door, but making something useful of your career is up to you. You’ve got to do the hard things. Show up. Study hard. Work…

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“Why Don’t My Ideas Take Flight?”

Extraordinary ideas and creative solutions will never take off with perfection at the helm. Why? Perfection is the enemy of great. Seeking to do things perfectly is a surefire way to hold yourself back from being innovative in ways that can lead to incredible results. For many of us, however, seeking perfection becomes the goal…

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Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

If your origin story seems small or even wrought with shame, don’t write it off. The key to sustained growth is not in abandoning your roots. When achieved, success is only part of your story. Faced with an impossible uphill climb to rebuild the temple, the prophet Zechariah implored the people of God not to…

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One Process That Should Never Be Standardized

There is no scope creep when it comes to God’s plan for you. He’s the one who called you, and He’s the one who’s going to see you through. Paul closes his first letter to the church in the city now known as Thessaloniki with an exhortation. “May God himself […] sanctify you through and…

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How Good Can Come From Your Mistakes

Making mistakes is no fun. I will never forget one mistake I made very early in my career. At the age of 19, I was a new computer programmer. One of my assignments was to make changes to a system that generated reports for a manufacturing plant. The night the updates went live, the system…

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Four Simple Ways to Replace Fear with Trust

Life and business seem to have ebbs and flows. I don’t know about you, but there definitely seem to be times when everything works like clockwork. Then there are times when obstacles and problems seem to pop up at every turn. Lately, I’ve witnessed storms brewing in the lives and work of my co-workers and…

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How to Shift from Surviving to Thriving at Work

How do you feel at the end of your work day? At the end of the work week? Is your work uplifting and energizing, or does it leave you feeling drained, exhausted and overwhelmed? If you answered the latter, you’re certainly not alone. According to a Deloitte 2014 Human Capital Trends Study, two-thirds of today’s…

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