Monday, November 7, 2011

Thank God It's Monday

Today in AVID we watched another video by ET (Eric Thompson) the hip hop preacher. He talked to us about his acronym TGIM which stands for 'Thank God It's Monday". I never thought I would say those words but after hearing about it from his perspective, Monday's get a bad rep and they aren't at all bad the way we think they are. ET made three main principles that really stood out to me. The first one is, see your job as a blessing. There are a lot of people that want to be in your spot. Especially in this economy, and the employment rate falling more than it rises, you should feel blessed to have your job instead of cursed. Whether you make $7.25 an hour of $725 an hour, there are people in this world that are struggling and in poverty so be grateful regardless. The second principle he made was to stop acting like a child. Stop whining and complaining and start giving your all. Instead of hoping and wishing something good will happen and waiting to be blessed, BE the blessing. Stay after school and help a teacher, get your boss their favorite coffee when you come into work, help your parents out around the house, when you give, you get back. The last principle is to stop expecting change and be the change you want to see. If you want a promotion but you come to work in a funk and act disrespectful to the customers that come in, how is it realistic to think you would get a raise from that? The truth is, you can't. Do what you can and be the best at what you do and that is how you will see change and growth. :)

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