Your Life Story
“If you think back and replay your year, if it did not bring you joy or tears, consider it wasted”
Kind of thought provoking. If your life’s story was written, how would that chapter read? Are you just going through the motions, following the same routine, and just watching the world go by? For many, they may actually feel that way, but upon further analysis, they are making an impact that could be good or bad.
Life comes at us pretty fast and you can almost be overwhelmed at the amount of decisions, actions, etc. that must be taken when you choose to involve yourself outside of a normal routine. We definitely see that with anyone that chooses to be a leader. A leader is only as good as his/her team and a healthy organization is one that communicates and bring issues to light immediately. The team takes action instead of allowing issues to fester. In most cases, no action ends up being the worst decision that could have been made. The fact that a team takes on challenges head on usually reveals a team making progress towards their goals. Sure, life is a challenge, but what’s the better option, take it on and live it, or just let it slowly pass you by?
Multiple issues call for a clear and focused strategy to see you through the pursuit of your goals. You must have a clear plan, and the team must stay in line with this plan at all times. The infamous organization attitude “We always have done it this way!” is usually an excuse used to not make the changes necessary. If the previous policy or action led the organization on a path to failure, it must change, regardless of the urge to want to just keep things the same. Not changing is a sure answer to ultimate failure. Strong leaders are willing to take on the task of implementing change and staying focused, on message, and not diluting the strategy under the pressure of challenges. This type of leadership will lead to organizational excellence.
Deviation from focus is a sure path to failure, a successful organization will be consistent in their execution regardless of the continual urge of others living in the past to keep things the same.
What kind of Chapter will this year bring forth in the book of your life? I would encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and take on new opportunities. Let’s look back a year from now and see that all things that have happened, good or bad, that have made an impact on the world in which you have come into contact. Tears today, can lead to joy tomorrow. I can’t wait to read your story!