Last time we talked about the importance of your special role in the world. But knowing it and doing something with it are two different things.
Like bees, our hard work is the only thing that creates honey. The honey of a reward that is. The following list will show you where to go for the pollen you need to succeed:
- Move there! — Turn off the television, the internet, or put down the book, and go take at least one practical action step. Making myself sit in front of the computer and type for a minimum of five minutes gets me started. A bee who sits on a stem watching the clouds float by doesn’t live long.
- Stay there! — Face the mundane and the difficult. Don’t give yourself any excuse to stop until you see results. Bees don’t stop until they’ve met the quota for the day.
- Commit there! — I created a rule in my house, for me and my family. When I’m in my Writer’s Cave with the door closed, I can’t be disturbed unless it’s important enough that you would interrupt me in the middle of a meeting 500 miles away. Bees maintain focus, their resolve allows nothing to slow them down.
- Work there! — Just because you go there doesn’t mean you’ll work there. Don’t starve your dream. Bees don’t work on anything that doesn’t build up the hive.
- Finish there! — Set a reasonable goal for yourself and don’t get up until you finish what you start. Have a daily, weekly, and monthly plan for how much you’ll do. One day’s pollen won’t fill a honeycomb, but keep going out everyday, and watch the sweet stuff grow.
Whether you know the Big Plan for your life yet or not, there is one. Like bees, without your dedication to the role you were made to fill, we all might die. So figure out where There is for you and go to it. The lift-off might be rough, but keep at it. A sweet reward is worth the effort.
Are you resolved to filling your role for a sweeter world?
Anita FreshFaith @ Work
Proverbs 12:14 (NIV)
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.
She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy marriage, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.