The Bible is one of the most important books in the world. It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not; the impact it has had across the world makes it as much a historical document as a spiritual one. It even has some fringe benefits most people don’t know about. For example, there are a lot of lessons from the Bible that apply to entrepreneurship. Here are 10 things from the Bible that you can apply to work.
1. Control Your Emotions
Galations 5:23: Gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Even though you certainly need to be tough in the business world, the Bible isn’t wrong that you need to be gentle, too. Don’t be prone to anger or you’ll be equally prone to turn off clients and co-workers. Self-control is a key to success in the workplace and pretty much everywhere else.
2. Don’t Get Too Cocky
Proverbs 16:18: Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
People in positions of power are in danger of letting that power get to their heads. The Bible teaches us that such pride will only lead to an eventual, inevitable downfall.
3. Don’t Dread Obstacles
James 1:2: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.
Obstacles shouldn’t be feared, they should be anticipated. They’ll make you stronger and improve your life.
4. Hard Work Pays Off
Hebrews 12:11: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
If it were easy, anybody would be doing it. You get skilled in your field and far in your career through hard work. The Bible reminds you that it will all be rewarded in the end.