We grow or we stagnate!

We grow, or we stagnate.  We form good habits, disciplines, or destructive ones.  Or sometimes  both.  We learn from our mistakes, or we keep repeating them until we’re in enough pain to make changes. Dani Shapiro author

What Did I Learn Today? Thank you Gail Hilgendoff
  • You are not as important as you think you are at work. While people need you, rely on you and think you do great work, if you were not at work, someone else would be doing your job. Apple is still a very successful company without Steve Jobs. Every four to eight years we still get a new president. Life will always go on, even without us.
  • Other people are just as smart, if not smarter, than you. You do not need to solve every problem, create every new product or have the best idea in the meeting. In fact, the more you allow others to share their knowledge and ideas, the more others can contribute to getting the work done. More minds -- better product.
  • Your boss/client doesn't always need you to answer their question -- they just need someone who can answer the question. The important thing to your boss/client is that the question gets answered or the problem gets solved, not who answers or solves.
  • Asking others to complete work that you cannot do is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it's the sign of a well-developed leader who understands their limitations of time and brain capacity.
  • You will be remembered for the impact that you made in this world to your family, friends and environment, not how much work you got done.
  • Being too busy does not make you important. In fact, being too busy makes you annoying and useless to those who really want or need your time.
  • Spending time telling other people how busy you are is a waste of time -- yours and theirs.
  • Bragging about how much vacation time you have left over at the end of the year says more about your priorities than it does your importance.


I am off on a small trip for the next few days to be a part of a facilitating team, I am not sure of the Internet access in the area as its considered a rural community. Looking forward to learning lessons on this leg of the journey!


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