Standard #6: Good Working Etiquette

“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” — Proverbs 13:4 (KJV)

This is one thing greatly attracts girls to a guy — when he knows how important (and unimportant) work is.

This is not about money — you’re getting my point wrong, but how and who he is with people he work closely everyday: Is he kind to them? Is he a leader? Is he compassionate? Is he a team player? Is he diligent? How passionate is he? Does he love his job? Does he easily get stressed? Does he do what is right even if other don’t see or do it (I’m talking about integrity)? Think about this — when a guy is very passionate to the things he do at work, imagine more the passion he will give loving you? If he can extend that kind of compassion to his co-workers, especially subordinates, imagine more how compassionate and kind he will be to you? If integrity is imbued in his core values, imagine how loyal and honest he can be to you? See my point now? (just explaining this to you make me feel so much loved — I don’t know why)

Knowing how he works (and handle work) maybe able to give you a glimpse of how he will manage your home when you get married, how he tackles every problem, how he formulate solutions, how he will bring the team (family) towards one goal, how he is not bothered by stress/problem. Basically work is his battle ground, observe (or ask questions) and you’ll learn more about him — who he really is.

I really admire a man with good work etiquette, it really tells so much more about his personality and this is raw — unfiltered. Because he really is going through the real world turns and tumbles and how he gracefully (for the lack of masculine term for being graceful) handle himself as well as his team, ugh! He is potentially a keeper! (remember, we still have other items on the list, we have to tick 95% of them or all — don’t get too side tracked, lol!)

You may ask, why is this the one on the list? Why not just tell financially stable? Well for one thing you can be financially stable but not have a good set of working etiquette — but I don’t think the opposite might happen. When he became so focused on earning so much or being promoted, and he coudn’t care less of the people that might get hurt along the way (worst is he really trampled on people just to get by)— big NO for me (and I’m not sorry). But if his working etiquette is in line to that of God’s word, then surely monetary factors will follow (remember Matthew 6:33, and besides they are not ATMs — both of you should work hard to get financial stability for your family).

I am praying that our future is a man of God even at work, imbued with the values that reflect the image God and Jesus. And that, most of all, he works hard not to bring glory for himself but for the Lord.


No division of thoughts for this standard, cause a man’s (even woman’s) business is his (her) own and I cannot tell anyone how he (she) should do his (her) work. Basically, this is surely one of the things I’ll greatly consider (and importantly pray for) about my partner — that his set of work etiquette is in line with God’s word and values.

I’ll end my post with this closing verse, for all of us to ponder and meditate on. 🙂

“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.” — Proverbs 12:24 (KJV)

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