Stephen’s Heart Note 3.11.19
Welcome to the FUTURE!
The Annual Spring Forward time change has the unpleasant lurching effect to our winter rhythms. Hope you experience great rest this week as the days lengthen and warmer dispositions emerge!
Round #2 with our book discussion:
The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni https://youtu.be/8d0wta9pXT0 (short overview of book via Bookpal)
In this business fable, three key qualities proved critical in one person being able to adjust and interact properly with fellow colleagues and make sense of a muddled project situation: HUMBLE, HUNGRY, & SMART.
Ideal team players are hungry. They are always looking for more. More things to do. More to learn. More responsibility to take on. Hungry people almost never have to be pushed by a manager to work harder because they are self-motivated and diligent. They are constantly thinking about the next step and the next opportunity.
This week, our attention is fixed firmly on my personal favorite attribute(I enjoy eating)! We learned the sacred Scout Law while growing up in the camping woods with our Goodland Academy Troop #384 which included twelve points of living that guide me today. Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, & Reverent. An added thirteenth point was a fun tradition that most troops adopted to give a snapshot of what drives young men: HUNGRY!
Scouts are highly encouraged to always look for opportunities to “Do A Good Turn Daily”, which activates the Scout Law through an inner drive that can prove insatiable. Any good deed, large or small, can prove to serve the needs of others and plant better seeds of hope moving forward. This ensures consistent teamwork in this disjointed world that hungers for many things, most very selfishly motivated.
A solid meal does wonders for the stomach and soul, especially if combined with family or friends to share in the consumption…and cleanup! This is illustrated well in John 6, where Jesus gives a full picture of the Kingdom way to feed those hungry in body, soul, and spirit. Key Verse: 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the Bread of Life.[u] Come every day to me and you will never be hungry. Believe in me and you will never be thirsty. We tend to wait upon other people or sources in this world to create an environment for our own personal contentment and success. We all remain frustrated and possibly “hangry” because the unspoken expectations are never met in our time frame. It is vital to our own health that we identify what feeds our hunger and select key sources of daily nourishment. For me and my house, we choose to serve the King and allow His love to fill us. Every decision is based in how He would care for this world and every person we have the honor to know.
Check out this interview question from Ideal Team Player. I have also included a one page personal survey for you to determine your levels of humble, hungry, & smart.
Q: What is the hardest you’ve ever worked on something in your life?
Stephen P. Shain
Shain Family Funeral Service