The day to day, the small tasks, the things that nobody sees, the things that you do for others and the things that don’t seem like a big deal to anyone else…
Those are the gestures that make up who you are, especially the things that go unseen.
So, here are 3 ways to make sure these kinds of gestures receive more focus in your own life:
1. Realize that repetition makes you better when opportunities come your way, no matter the size.
Practice. And with practice comes repetition. If you practice repeatedly it becomes a habit and a lifestyle change.
Someone once said that character is made up of the unseen things that you do for people that have no affect in your life. You can act out a totally unselfish action for those that can’t advance you in your job, that can’t financially reward you, that won’t lavish you with praises…
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”565px” height=”” background_color=”#dbdbdb” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]An action that is for the sole purpose of blessing others and not yourself is the true test of your character.[/dropshadowbox]
We have good excuses not to do this, right?
“I am just way too busy!”
Sound familiar? This one seems to be the most common excuse.
When we get to the end of our lives, we will come to the realization that busyness was the sole purpose we didn’t help others if we don’t focus on what is really important now. Don’t let busyness get in the way of pouring out everything you have to offer into other’s lives. Blessing others is much more rewarding for everyone involved than busyness will ever be.
2. Your actions build your reputation.
Whether you realize it or not, people are always looking. I am sure you heard this line from your parents growing up.
People will always judge a book from it’s cover and to some extent we should care about that because our reputation is at stake. Build character behind the scenes as well as in the open. Remember, it takes a lifetime to build your reputation and a minute to tarnish it, so don’t be so quick to act. Think about things before going all in.
3.When a great job is done with the small things, bigger items will be entrusted to you.
I am sure you have seen this in your own life as well, especially in the workplace. When you do an amazing job with a small project, then others trust you with bigger responsibilities. A job well done creates trust.
It is a Biblical principle as well, so it works.
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”565px” height=”” background_color=”#dbdbdb” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?
What have you seen come out of your own life when doing great with the small things? You can leave your comment below.