I thought we’d end the week in review. To this point Sandy discovered a big mistake that could cost the company a large amount in fines and penalties. She believes if she says nothing no one will know.
We left her, knees knocking, throat swollen, and teeth chattering, while she waits for her boss’s response to her confession. At this point, she’s exercised the first three steps of Teshuvah:
1) T is for taking responsibility when you’ve hurt, offended, or cost another something. Fess up when you mess up.
2) E is end the hurt you caused. Immediately and actively. Walk after you talk.
3) S means sympathize with those on the receiving end of your actions. What are the future ripples you might have unwittingly created?
In today’s society of pretense, it’s refreshing as an employer not to battle an employee to get to a place of honesty. Without a foundation of truth to stand on, our businesses are in jeopardy of slipping into the quicksand of consequence when we try to look out for number one.
Next week we’ll take things to a higher level of true freedom. Peace is possible at work and at home, but it’s up to us to build a strong foundation through Teshuvah. Otherwise, collapse will soon follow.
Anita FreshFaith @ Work
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Expert, Certified Personality Trainer, Communications Specialist, speaker, and writer. She lives in Missouri.
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Matthew 7:26 (NIV)
But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.