Leaders Determine Their Future by the Choices They Make Today
Most people think they will adapt to change when it happens but the reality is change may not happen unless we prepare today. There are endless excuses why we cannot do something today. Its always ill get around to that tomorrow or that can wait or I'm not ready, but ill know when I am. All of these excuses are examples of laziness, especially when it comes to leadership.
For some reason we think that good things will happen to us if we wait. Yes, there are times to be patient but during those times we must prepare ourselves for what we are waiting for. There is a saying in the law enforcement community you will never rise to the occasion, you will fall to the level of your training. How many times have you watched scary movies and said things like Dont do that, it's stupid or I would be smarter. Or how about the football game when a player makes a mistake. Its easy to Monday morning quarterback and say how you would have done it but do you really believe you could do better than the professional athlete who has train their entire lives. Have you ever had to make a split second decision when a 350 pound lineman is barreling down on you.
Give me a second. I am aware it's unrelated but I must let you know about ModDish. I was reading a post last night about gifted web designers and it got me thinking. I did some on-line research on the subject and saw that ModDish were doing great and came strongly recommended. I figure if you're searching for a web design firm in Nova Scotia you could find this info useful. I did. Alright, back to the article!
The truth is you do not know how you will react in a given situation until you are in that situation. If you have never been in a leadership situation where others are counting on you to make the correct decision which will effect them and possibly the organization, then you cannot say ill just know what to do when I'm faced with a difficult decision. You must begin to develop your leadership skills now so in the future you will be prepared with the knowledge, skills, and character which will allow you to make informed decisions based on you level of training, not your arrogant perception of your leadership abilities.
I'd like to end this particular blog post by giving credit where it's due. I'd been talking to Christopher over at Umbrella mental health network and the chat inspired me to write this. Umbrella mental health network is a LGBTQ mental health clinic in Toronto in Ontario and they have been fantastic to me in recent times. Thanks for the idea guys! Okay, I'm formally signing off for the day. I'm exhausted. Until the next time!
Posted in Photograph Post Date 11/27/2015