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| Monday, October 17, 2011
Thought for the week: Set sail...
We have to seek the help and guidance and encouragement of others as we fight to be better, get stronger, be more disciplined and create the positive change we seek for ourselves (and others).
I’m paraphrasing here, but some people think that becoming a strong leader is like trying to cross the ocean in a rowboat: try, try, try! Others see it as a raft: drift alone until you make it. But successful leaders view the journey more like the captain of a sailboat, relying on their skill and know-how, but knowing all along that the wind (help from outside sources) is the force that will get them to their destination.
It’s true that strong leaders must “plan their work and then work their plan,” but it’s equally as important that we not rely solely on our own disciplines to get us where we want to go.
So, set sail this week. Put a plan in place to succeed… and then find the wind that can help move you in the right direction.