Hard Work

Here is the sixth in a lovely list of ten lessons essential for every high school graduate preparing to venture out into the “real world.” While Elaine Bransford, the AP literature teacher who composed them did so for students, they carry applicability for us all. Number 6:

You should know that there is something you are good at and that you enjoy doing. You should then understand that it will take years of hard work and commitment to turn this something into a career. Despite our ardent wishing, no one is going to materialize out of the blue and offer you a dream job just because you seem so great.

This is a nice intro to a piece Christianity Today featured on an enterprise by my church to accelerate social entrepreneurial ideas for the sake of mission. I’ve posted about it before. Everybody needs a break. Churches can offer some.

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