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What we can learn from Daniel
As we mention Daniel most people associate his name with surviving the lion’s den. But Daniel’s life was about so much more than surviving a night together with the lions. Just reading the first verses of the book of Daniel can teach us some very useful lessons on how to keep on moving forward in life.
„And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes; Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.” (Daniel 1:3-4)
When the Babylonians deported the group of people mentioned in the first verses of the book of Daniel, they did not deport just anybody… they deported the best of the best! They wanted to get the smartest, the wisest and the most skillful with them back to Babylon. However knowledge and wisdom was not enough for the Babylonians. In addition to these characteristics they wanted people who could easily adapt to a new environment and who could easily be taught even more.
It is interesting to see that many people end their days in university at an age of 25 years. As they finish their studies they first of all celebrate their diplomas and secondly the fact that they are finished with studies, for a lifetime! Henry Ford once said “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ”
If you want to stay young, stay fit for fight and keep growing in your personal life, you need to keep studying. Find areas in which you want to develop and get to work. Use 20-30 minutes a day reading books on a subject, memorize, learn languages and keep your brain going.
If I wanted a new colleague in my company I would not only look for one with skills, but for one with skills and the ability to acclaim new skills and to get better at what they are already good at. Daniel was such a person and we have much to learn from him.
About the Author
My name is Sigbjorn Heier and I am a Norwegian who moved to Hungary at the age of 21 years to work with a local church. I created my first website in 1998 and have worked with Internet sites and projects since then. I work with tourists on a daily basis and I have studied theology. If you want to read more of my writings, you can follow my blog Business and Faith at http://www.businessandfaith.eu/ and I can be found on Twitter @SigbjornHeier