Friday, August 17, 2012

Getting to 'Wow''s your choice

It's now nearing the 5 year mark of the American economy going south. Looking forward, it will be at least another 5 years before we see any type of real growth.  It's easy to get discouraged.  If there has been one over-arching theme inside the majority of nonprofits, it's the collapse of morale.  Much of my work involves discouraging people from adopting an attitude of 'just hanging on' during this extended recession.

There really are opportunities to do stellar work.   Your community is screaming for superstars to emerge and show the way.  New trails must be blazed, new directions taken. 

You do have a choice.
  • You can have a job....or a passion
  • You can put in your time....or put on a performance
  • You can some ‘something’…or do ‘something memorable’
  • You can do a mundane task….or do unique piece of work
  • You can decay into the predictable….or dive into the unknown
  • You can do the acceptable….or the glorious
  • You can be routine….or inventive
  • You can be safe…..or daring
  • You can be one day closer to retirement….or one day closer to magnificence
  • You can try your best….or else push yourself to be the best.
I have no advice other than you think upon these things.

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