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#BGIM Bless God It’s Monday

Another Monday presents itself. After a relaxing and religious weekend, it’s time to work to see the blessings of God manifested in our lives.


Yes, I mean find a less stressful way to do the work. The fact is work is difficult and anybody who works hard would tell you that it is stressful most of the time but for the JOY OF THE WORK (check #BGIM previous edition at http://wp.me/p6VOfY-8A) and the benefits received from doing your work well, we encourage ourselves and gather the strength to accomplish our daily tasks.

The renowned pediatrician, Dr Ben Carson, in his book, Gifted Hands talks about how he made work less stressful and the amazing results he had. During the summer holidays after his first year in Yale University, he had to work with a highway crew in Detroit, USA as a supervisor because he would need the financial returns when school resumes for 2nd Year.

His highway crew had to collect the trash along the roads to keep the city clean. They worked from 7:30 am-4:30 pm each day and most crews made up of five or six young men usually filled 12 plastic bags a day. That’s an average of 2 plastic bags per person for the whole day.

Dr. Ben whose team had covered unprecedented levels of 100 to 200 bags a day, on his 4th day suggested to his crew an unconventional method of coming to work very early at 6am while the sun was now rising with that cool atmosphere and collect the needed trash before it gets hot by 9am.

His crew after back and forth deliberations accepted it and started working with it. And you can’t imagine the results, these 6 young men collected 150 bags each day by 9am whilst the other crews were yet to start work. Thus Ben’s crew had the rest of the day off after 9am but still got paid their daily wages because they met their target.

Dr. Ben Carson deserves a standing ovation. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Yes, we all accept work is difficult but sometimes we have to look for less-stressful ways to accomplish our daily tasks. It does not mean look for a lazy way of working such that you do a shoddy work. Every work that must be done must be done well.

This week let’s be on the lookout for less stressful ways of working while achieving the same results.
One simple means for some is playing music in the background whilst they work.

#BGIM Bless God It’s Monday

Credit to Dr. Ben Carson, Gifted Hands Book, chapter 9- Changing the Rules.



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