Stay in Your Box

I have a friend whose mantra is: “stay in your box.” By that he means to focus on your own area and don’t get sidetracked into other areas which aren’t your responsibility. From one perspective, this is solid advice. The more you focus on your own work, the more likely you are to be able to complete your tasks with excellence. From another perspective, it can be a career killer. If you become the very best in your “box” but never take an interest in other areas, assisting or contributing for improvement, you may find that it becomes nearly impossible to break out of that “box.”

For more on this check out the short video below:

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About Rick Upchurch

Married in 1976, with three grown children. Have served as Pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for 18 years and still hold ordination credentials in the Church of the Nazarene. Led and taught in Adult Degree Completion programs in Christian Higher Education since 1998. Published four books available on Amazon: Discipleship with James, Guidebook for Curriculum Development and Assessment, Spiritual Warfare, and The Principles of Life.

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