We discussed integrity yesterday and I need to add this. Integrity speaks across borders, races and languages. It is also often given priority above skills or qualifications. Skills can be transferred to you, but not integrity, it is a product of your thought patterns, values and choices. This is why sometimes less skilful person but with integrity is chosen among more qualified candidates.
2. Another door opener is your skill. Your ability to do something better than others is a great door opener. Why do organizations headhunt as against just throwing vacancies in the open? They do so because they want to choose among the skilled ones. You must therefore sharpen and hone your skills. Be the best at what you do. Don’t settle for average. Average is the greatest enemy of success. It keeps you below your potentials. Learn more about what you do. Study. Ask questions. Read.
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Be so good at what you do such that when a need for your skill arises anywhere, you will be the preferred.
When you are dexterous and also have integrity, you have taken yourself beyond the crowds and risen to the class of champions, which is usually less than 5% of the entire population. Where would you rather belong?
God bless us all.
See you this Saturday at the ‘Step Out of the Confines of Comfort’ seminar. 👍