The conversation about business opportunities took a twist; what were the issues of the day? Candidly, service is an issue to me. The service banks provide to customers is ho-hum. From bank to bank there is little difference. Even with the advertising, attention, and investment in no capabilities, nothing has really changed. Everyone is doing the same thing while telling the world internally and externally that they are going to be different. They think they will be the best.
Why is what I am doing going to be different or special if it is the same as everyone else? Am I more talented? Am I special? Do I have a different attitude?
Life suggests there are three mantras that make a difference.
Life gives us opportunities to learn. We can see others doing something that works. We can learn from their walk, their success, and even their stumbles. Adapting what works is a high form of complimenting community.
Yesterday’s knowledge is not the complete story. It is easy to think one has “arrived” at the destination of knowing. Spiritually, a writer took his audience to a new level with an observation; “You’re familiar with some of the parts that God has formed in his church, which is his ‘body’: apostles, prophets, teachers, miracle workers, healers, helpers, organizers, [and] those who pray in tongues. But it’s obvious by now, isn’t it, that Christ’s church is a complete Body and not a gigantic, unidimensional Part?” (1 Corinthians 12.29) why do we think we know it all now? What are the new roles God has for us in the 21st century?
Change is realized in and through our actions. Presentations, rhetoric, and theories are just ideas until someone embraces them. The embrace finds life through our decisions. Change lives as we do the stuff.
The cycle never ends. It is the wonder, mystery, and joy of taking the three steps that we have a door that can take us towards something better. Exercising our freedom is where responsibility meets the opportunity found in the moment at hand.