The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his
back on the crowd.- James Crook
Everyone wants praise and attention for a job well done. But for every Kobe Bryant making news for a game-winning shot, there are a million Average Joes doing great things but receiving no credit. If you’re upset by the lack of attention you’re getting for your leadership, perhaps its time to reevaluate why you are a leader in the first place. True leaders lead to help their team, community, or office–not for fame and attention. Sure, receiving recognition feels good, but remember that you are there to lead the group in front of you, not the ones watching behind you. Spectators will soon forget about you, but those you led will remember what you’ve done even after you are gone.
This is another Healthy Reflections from SparkPeople.com. It hits kinda home like so many of these do. And a fitting relfection on Boss’s Day. My folks at the office did a great job of making me feel appreciated. It was pretty nice.
On one of my groups about weight loss I mentioned that stress seems to be making or keeping me from progressing on my weight loss journey. Someone suggested quitting doing something to make more times. Geeze, then the option would be what to quit. Can’t quit the real job. It pays the bills. Can’t quit the ranch, it needs to pay the bills. Well, at least it needs my attention to try to get the horse bills paid at least. And the other two jobs I have I really don’t want to quit because they have made me so much better at the first two jobs. I have gained mucho leadership skill or at the very least honed my leadership skills by working with the BGTRC. And I have found a love and somewhat of a talent in graphic arts working with them and the Hooves for a Cure project. Now you see my delimia. Just have too much stuff I want to do and not near enough time. At one time I did, but (as I am sure you all are tired of hearing) it just frigging won’t quit raining. Not that I am worried about that at the ranch. We needed the grass. Just should not frigging do it in Tulsa. I need to get caught up.
Well, since one of the most important things is to get enough sleep, I am out of here. Hope your week is going great! Already looking forward to the weekend and it’s just Tuesday.