“People Are Watching You”
“There are two primary choices in life: 1) to accept conditions as they exist, or 2) accept the responsibility for changing them.” (Denis Waitley)
“The final meditation on fellowership from Ira Chaleff’s book “The Courageous Follower” is: Courage always exists in the present. What can I do today?
I am convinced that if more people would assume responsibility for asking themselves each and every day “what can I do today to make a difference?” that our organizations would experience radical transformation.
Most of your peers are playing it safe. They don’t want to stand up, stand out, and risk rejection or challenge. They are content with doing just enough to get by, and by their own behavior our leaders encourage the perpetuation of this pattern.
We can do better, and because we can, we should. Without courage, this is all just rhetoric. Courage has to start today and it has to start with you.
No organization can empower you – only you can empower yourself. But you have to have the courage to give yourself permission to do something your peers are not willing to do. If you don’t find that courage today, in the little things, you will never have the courage when things get really challenging.
You have a lot more power than you think. People are watching you.” (Bret L. Simmons)
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” (St. Francis of Assisi)