To faithfully follow and emulate Jesus Christ. Live a life of integrity, remaining trustworthy, loyal, and kind, and go about doing good for my family and community. Delight in adventure and the thrill of learning and overcoming obstacles and lead others through the joy of doing the same. Seek God's hand in all things and delight in the wonder and awe of this natural world.
Death is inevitable. Nothing material that I obtain here lasts. so what matters? what lasts? Relationships last. Developing a relationship with God and His Christ is paramount. Relationships with Family, and Friends.
At the end I want to be known as someone who Helped like Jesus Helped. To go about and be about doing good, first with my family and then with my community. I want to be known as someone who lived life and had great adventures. To be known as someone who is happy and healthy. I want to be known as a man whos work helped others, where I helped people get good jobs, establish finical independence, and learned how to improve their personal and professional lives.
"During His relatively brief sojourn in mortality, the Savior accomplished two overarching objectives. One was His “work and [His] glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39). The other He stated simply: “I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done” (John 13:15)." - Elder Russell M. Nelson
“Nearly two thousand years ago a perfect Man walked the earth—Jesus the Christ. He was the Son of a Heavenly Father and an earthly mother. He is the God of this world, under the Father. In his life, all the virtues were lived and kept in perfect balance; he taught men truth—that they might be free; his example and precepts provide the great standard—the only sure way—for all mankind. Among us he became the first and only one who had the power to reunite his body with his spirit after death. By his power all men who have died shall be resurrected. Before him one day we all must stand to be judged by his laws. He lives today, and in the not too distant future shall return, in triumph, to subdue his enemies, to reward men according to their deeds, and to assume his [rightful] role to rule and reign in righteousness over the entire earth.” (Ezra Taft Benson, An Enemy Hath Done This, Salt Lake City: Parliament Publishers, 1969, pp. 52–53.)
Such is the testimony of our prophet and our leader. When all is said and done, I remind you that this is our great mission—to bear witness to the world, both with example and precept, of the living reality of the Son of God, the resurrected Lord, who is our Redeemer and our Savior." - Gordon B. Hinckley
“What manner of men ought ye to be? … Even as I am” (3 Nephi 27:27; see also 3 Nephi 12:48).
“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19).
“I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done” (John 13:15; see also John 14:6).
It is my mission to become an expert at Daily Continuous Improvement helping Merit3D grow an flow as a world-class operation.
I am committed to maintaining Unwavering Faith that I will become an expert at using Scientific Thinking to help Merit3D grow & Flow as a world-class operation, and I will put forth Extraordinary Effort until I do, no matter what... there is no other option.
The reason I am committed to my mission is because being great at using the scientific problem-solving method will help me be a better leader, coach, problem solver, servant, and it will help my business grow and reach its goals which will further enrich my life allowing for greater financial freedom to help my family and others.
To ensure that the attainment of my mission is inevitable, I will remain committed to my process of starting the 1st hour of every workday by (1) reciting my TME, (2) reading literature about Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata (3) using the 5 step kata questions to develop habits , (4) sweeping, sorting, and standardizing my work area; and (5) teaching what I learn in my morning meeting, all without being emotionally attached to my results.
I am committed to my mission and maintaining Unwavering Faith while putting forth the Extraordinary Effort because I know that I am supposed to fulfill my full God-given potential and I am as capable and deserving as any other person on earth. ~ Blake J Merrell (1/6/2021)