Periodically, we have been posting wisdom from an incredibly helpful book: Choosing to Cheat: Who wins when family and work collide? by Andy Stanley. (Click here for the last post in this series.) We highly encourage you to get a copy of this short and easy read!
If you ever wonder how you can be successful at work without sacrificing your relationships with those closest to you, then this book is for you (or someone close to you).
Quotations from Chapter 7:
- Choosing not to cheat at home begins with the decision to quit cheating – before you know how the details are going to work out.
- We are instructed in Scripture to DO our jobs and LOVE our families (see Colossians 3:23). When you LOVE your job and DO your family, you’ve not only stepped outside the bounds of family life, you have stepped outside the will of God.
- Two big benefits to making up your mind in the face of uncertainty: momentum and sharpened focus.
- For many men, it is not work that is the point of contention in their home. It is a hobby, the gym, the golf course, etc.
- The more specific you are about the results you feel called to achieve, the easier it will be to follow through. What is your nonnegotiable? Does it mean leaving the office every day at 5:30, regardless? What change would your spouse and kids most like you to make in regard to your schedule?
- Don’t focus on the how, focus on the what (no matter how impractical the “what” may seem right now).
Can’t wait to find out the rest, or want more details? Then be sure to get a copy of this powerful book.