“You are the salt of the earth.” Mt 5:13 NKJV Jon Gordon says: “I speak to a lot of organizations on the importance of positive leadership and the benefits of building a positive culture that fuels performance. Yet the most common question I receive is, ‘How do I stay positive when my boss isn’t?’ Here are a few suggestions: Even though you’re not the leader…focus on being the best and bringing out the best in the people you work with…tune out negativity and negative comments. Remember, you can’t control what other people say and do, but you can control how you react. Dr. David Hawkins says, ‘Eighty percent of the population vibrates to a negative frequency. It’s all around us. Stay above the fray.’ There’s an old adage, ‘Never wrestle with a pig because you’ll both get dirty—and the pig will enjoy himself!’ Jesus said, ‘You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.’ Make up your mind to be the beacon that shines in your workplace. Bottom line: most people don’t enjoy being negative. Many times they’re that way because of stress, busyness and fear. Most of them just need a wake-up call to break out of their rut, and contrary to what you may think, you can be that instrument of change. Jesus also said, ‘You are the salt of the earth,’ and salt has two functions. It stops things from going bad, and it adds taste and flavor. Your job as a Christian is to preserve, reconcile, and give hope to those around you, including the people you work with every day.” So, take God to work with you.
Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 @ 10:41 AM CDT