So much focus has been placed in recent years on safety in the workplace. In almost every environment it is expected of people to wear the necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to protect themselves from injury to the eyes, ears, hands, feet, and every other body part including the organs. An accident can happen so quickly and it can injure a person and disable him/her and make it difficult if not impossible to continue doing the job he/she has been doing.
The proper PPE can help a lot in injury prevention and it can even safe a life, that is why it is compulsory in most working environments to help preserve human life. If something unforeseen happens it can protect the person and prevent serious injury.
But there is another part of being human that deserves to be preserved. Inside every human being is a seed of greatness that was planted there by God. You as a human being were made with a purpose. You didn’t just happen, you’ve been designed with a specific purpose and all your gifts and talents have been put inside you to enable you to fulfil the reason why you’ve been created in the first place.
Your life as a human being needs to be protected as well – your dreams, goals, potential and God given talents. So many times we get injured in the struggles of everyday life, and many times it is fatal. We stop dreaming, stop striving, we settle for far less than we once thought we would achieve. All because we got injured in the process of living.
While reading an article I once again came across a statement that Zig Ziglar has made many times. And in it I discovered an acronym that best describes the PPE for the preservation of life purpose and potential. Mr. Ziglar is famous for saying that you were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be you must plan to win and prepare to win. Then and only then can you legitimately expect to win.
In order to preserve your God-given purpose and potential you have to put on your PPE. (Plan, Prepare and Expect). While PPE protects your body, this PPE protects your significance as a human being, your purpose and your destiny, which is at least just as important as your physical body, if not more.
Plan: If you want to become everything you were made to be you will have to have a plan on how to get there. You have to a have target that you aim at. You have to know what it is that you want to accomplish, so that you can start planning to achieve it. As John Maxwell likes to say: “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”
Steven Covey has taught us in the 7 Habits of Highly effective people that all things are created twice. Your first creation must be on paper because it will carry very little power if it is not written down. The six P’s of performance says Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. You have to do some serious goal setting, short term and long term. Write it all down, and set deadlines for the completion of every goal. You then have to find…