By Aysha Bell
GCU IMPACT Center
Throughout our lives we consistently receive advice from loved ones, trusted advisers and colleagues. Sometimes the advice isn’t valuable for our circumstances. However, there are times when the input is extremely impactful and affects the trajectory of our personal and/or professional journey.
The best career advice I ever received came through a Sunday morning message at church. When I was younger, I struggled with follow-through. I would overbook my schedule with tasks and events I was unable to fully execute. As a result, I often “dropped the ball” in areas of responsibility.
Then one Sunday the pastor preached a message that emphasized the first half of the scripture found in Matthew 5:37: But let your “Yes” be “Yes” and your “No” be “No.” That resonated with me so much, it got me to re-evaluate how I handle my areas of commitment. When I said “yes” to an obligation, I needed to make sure I completed the assignment and/or task to the best of my ability.
Ensuring that my “yes” was “yes” and my “no” was “no” has changed both my professional and personal life for the better. Since I made a commitment to that principle, I have been trusted with more responsibility in career, and I am confident in my ability, with God’s help, to complete the tasks I am given.
Please take some time to consider the best career advice you’ve ever received and share it with the Alumni Relations team in the comment box located at the bottom of this article. We might connect with you about sharing your story in a future article! Lopes Up!
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