VFNKB #SuccessSecrets: Proximity Principle and Tips for Success and Happiness in Your Career


Are you shifting where you need to shift in your life to succeed in this present-day job market? As Leonard Ravenhill wisely said, “The opportunity of a lifetime needs to be seized during the lifetime of the opportunity.” It is easy to be a settled in a place and not want to move, but for us to be successful, we must be willing and able to transition with the times and seasons that we are facing. We look at Ken Coleman’s book, The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead to the Career You Love and glean tips for success and happiness in our careers. 

We breakdown a few of the tips from Coleman’s book, which are very helpful for new graduates or even those transitioning to a new career or your current career. Do you think you must move to start your career? First, we look at how it is important to simply start where you are. It is difficult enough to start a career, but it makes it harder if you add moving to a new city or state on top of starting a new career. Just start where you already are! Many think the grass is greener on the other side, in another place but the grass is greener where you water it. You can flourish wherever you are. Your giftings will make room for you.

Secondly, we look at the fact we must get to a place where we can grow. You look for a career that will appreciate your potential and work with you to help you grow into the position that you want to be in! Many times, we must start at the bottom, but when we are in a place that allows us to grow, we will be able to make it to the top if that is our goal and we work hard.

Next, Coleman says we must win the now! We can master the job we have now before looking for the next opportunity. Many are ready for the next job but haven’t done well at their current job. Jesus said that when we are faithful over the small things, we can be trusted with bigger things.

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” Matthew 25:23

Greg talks about his time in law enforcement. While he was a police officer, he was busy looking for a job in other states because he needed to make more money. His Captain gave him great wisdom and said that he could spend less money with his current job and just do his job well. Once he focused on the job he already had, he became very successful by just doing it! He bloomed where he was planted and was awarded officer of the year along with his partner! God blessed him for being faithful in his job.

Another tip is to learn who you are. What do you like? What do you dislike? What comes naturally to you? Knowing who you are can help you get into a career that you enjoy. When you enjoy what you do, you never work a day in your life! Don’t try to be someone else, be you!

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