Have you ever made a bad decision? I have made many, but one stands out in my mind because it was a very public decision. I’ve thought quite a bit about what went wrong. Although at first it wasn’t obvious, I have discovered the root cause, which is present in many of our bad decisions.
Little did I know that in 1983 I would be asked to be the President of my local Rotary Club, an international volunteer service organization. A few weeks before I started, I asked our Board of Directors if it would be okay for me to arrange an off-site club assembly at the home of one of our members. Volunteer Leadership
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
I started working in my father’s moving business when I was very young. One of my first jobs was folding the pads used to protect furniture and the like during cross-town (and cross-country) moves.
I took pride in the task and tried to fold every pad with excellence. In fact, the moving crews used to call me the “automatic pad folder”.
Little did I know, but my early years working on the trucks and in the warehouse were my first steps on the road of entrepreneurship.
I remember my days as a young leader. Some days, it seemed like I was on top of the world. Other days, I wanted to beat my head against the wall in my office! More often than not, my problems stemmed from people. But what I learned one day in 1989 would rock my leadership world and save my head from being used as a hammer!
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
Hoping you enjoy your rest from meaningful work this Labor Day
We must all suffer one of two things:
The Pain of Discipline or
The Pain of Regret.
Which pain will you choose?