There are so few superheroes in the office these days. When we find one, we should stick close and learn as much as possible. I spent my evening at a work event with my friend Frank. He’s a superhero. He’s incredibly intelligent, warm and caring; he doesn’t worry about taking credit for his many accomplishments; and he makes everyone around him better through his amazing attitude. He’s been a great mentor for me.
Seth Godin blogged about superheroes in the workplace on his site this week. Check it out. If you’re not familiar with Godin, he’s an outstanding marketer that I’ve mentioned in a past post. He stresses the fact that most people that create positive change are driven but patient. He’s really on to something here. Patience is what’s required to not let ourselves get distracted from reaching the finish line.
From a Christian perspective, having patience isn’t about laying back and letting the world pass us by. It’s about staying focused on our goals, knowing that if we encounter troubles then we can opt for the long view by leaning on the one who can help us overcome them.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:6-7)
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