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Creating Culture – Part 6: Affirmation – MClub Online

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With culture being so core to who we are at Metamorphic, I want to look at another of our focuses: affirmation. One of the things that brings great joy to me is the way our team encourage each other and choose to find good and potential in one another on a daily basis. By constantly affirming one another we build confidence and trust into what is already a dynamic team.

As we travel to developing nations we once again find that this particular culture is absent in most of these societies and so as we work with communities to help them become more progressive and effective we help them to adopt our culture of affirmation.

In a world where people are generally competitive and where they are clambering over each other for their piece of the pie there is often a lack of genuine affirmation as people fight for their own rights and opportunities. But when we take time to affirm others our world gets bigger and so do the doors that open to us. Zig Ziglar puts it this way, “You can get everything you want in life as long as you will help enough other people get what they want”.

Dale Carnegie says, “ If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the bee hive”. The truth is, we can get a lot more out of life by affirming other people, by encouraging them and understanding that its not about competing its about complimenting each other.

At Metamorphic this is core to who we are and who we want to become. One of the things that we should understand about the culture of affirmation is that affirmation is reciprocal. In other words it will always come back to you, the Bible puts it this way, “ Whatever a man sows that he will also reap”. I’m reminded of a story of a little boy that had been naughty. His mother told him off and he ran out of the house and over to the edge of a cliff where he shouted “I hate you” at the top of his voice. He then heard the words come back, “ I hate you, I hate you, I hate you …”. The little boy ran back to his mother crying and telling her that a nasty boy had said he hated him. The mother walked her son to the edge of the cliff and instructed him to shout “ I love you”. When he did this the words came back “ I love you, I love you, I love you …”. Its true that life is like an echo, whatever we sow we will also reap.

So as you read this Blog, we want to encourage you that your future is bright and that God has created you with success in mind and placed in you the seeds of greatness.

Next we will look at the culture of abundance.

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