The theoretical knowledge and value system gained through different stages of growth would assist in explicitly setting our personal and professional goals and provide the needed strategies towards their fulfillment. The current discourse provides one with the opportunity to examine one’s values and priorities. as well as the value system that apparently leads to manifested attitudes toward work and personal life. The following questions would hereby be responded to, as needed: 1. Do I look forward to being at work every morning? Most mornings? An examination of one’s work actually reveals that one does not look forward to being at work every morning. nor in most mornings, at that. This could be a clear indication that one does not find fulfillment in the endeavor being pursued. With this kind of attitude, there is a potential impact on productivity at work. As such, this could be contrarious to Oosting’s assertion in his discourse on Productivity In Your Work which emphasizes that one needs to focus on being productive in work since that must be your goal, every day, all year, and every year. Anything less is letting down God, your family and your employer (n.d., par. 8). … This is consistent with the theory proposed by Frederick Taylor who stated that workers were motivated primarily by money, so he also developed the idea that workers should be paid based on whether they reached production targets (Magloff, 2013, par. 3). 3. When I think of work, what is the most negative thing that comes to mind? The most negative thing that comes to mind when I think of work is being treated unfairly. I strongly feel that my colleagues do not care about me. It was revealed by Wright (1990) that most of our difficulties in life occur because of other people…Most people would really want to get along with those around them (p. 9). By perceiving indifference, prejudice, lack of support and care, I feel isolated and lonely. 4. Are my attitudes likely to change during the next twelve to twenty-four months? If so, why is that? My attitudes could possibly change during the next twelve to twenty-four months, if I take this course into consideration and pray about it. I could still be at that point in life where one’s personal and professional goals are not clearly and accurately established. since these are not in conjunction with God’s purpose for me in life. As asserted by Douglass (1978), instead of seeking God’s specific direction for these and other courses of action, many people tend to proceed through life without much prayer or thought and, therefore, without God’s integrating purpose (p. 1). Thus, with the assistance of the lessons learned and still to be imbibed in the course, one could be guided to discern God’s purpose for me and to assist in changing my attitudes, value system, priorities, and personal, as well as professional goals. 5. Do I like myself?
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