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Must You Be willing To Compromise to Succeed In The Business World?

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Must You Be willing To Compromise to Succeed In The Business World?

There are non optional principles for life that are found in the Bible and that have been tested by generations of people.
Let’s look at some examples of the result for people who didn’t compromise.

Daniel of the Bible: Daniel is one of God’s examples of how to succeed in a job while  not compromising God’s moral standards in spite of every pressure and plot  to get him to compromise (see Daniel 1:8) his moral standards. Daniel 3:15-18 reviews Daniel’s commitment to worship only his God in the face of certain death)

Abraham Lincoln: Shepherded  the country through the difficult discussion of how slavery should be eliminated, and the resulting civil war, by standing firm on some core principles that guided his decision making and personal relationships. From Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book “Lincoln” consider the  principles that guided Lincoln  below.

 1. Listen to different points of view.
 2. Maintain humbleness to admit mistakes and learn from them.
 3. Be willing  to share credit for success.
 4. Be willing  to shoulder blame for failures of subordinates.
 5. Maintain awareness of your own weaknesses.
 6. When angry or frustrated be careful to channel it in a positive manner.
 7. Understand how to refresh and renew your  strength. Do not  internalize problems.
 8. Keep abreast of public opinion.
 9. Stay true to your convictions of principle.
10. Cultivate  an ability to communicate your vision.
Conclusion: “Mr. Lincoln’s greatness consisted in the strength of his character and commitment to principle”. Doris Kearns Goodwin

Jesus Christ’s exhortation to greatness is summed up in his words in Mark 12:30-31; v. 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. v. 31 And the second is like it, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”
The alternative path is a path of compromise in exchange for immediate gratification, a quick solution, a free hand out  to any  special interest group that claims it has  an “urgent need”.

Let’s find the courage to conduct our affairs  based on sound Biblical principles.

Dirk

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