I got this gem from Cardinal Dolan:
“The world says “I’m OK, you’re OK”. Advent reminds us that the world, and our lives, are a mess. We need something – *someone* – to make us whole. We need our Savior! Our lives are like the empty manger awaiting the birth of Christ!”
How true this is! We are not OK. Not even close. We have issues…at work, at home… but we look the other way and say “I’m OK.” God will and can help you. Just stop to ask. Stop to say, “I surrender…”
Same for our team here at Drexel. Never be defensive. Never blame others. Never have an excuse. It’s ok to say HELP ME. HELP ME. HELP ME. That will make you vunerable and everyone else around you stronger so you yourself can be stronger.
WE WILL MAKE MISTAKES… LET’S OWN UP TO THEM, PAUSE, FIND SOLUTIONS AND LONG TERM ANSWERS TO THEM!
WE ARE BETTER THAN YESTERDAY, BUT NOT AS GOOD AS WE WILL BE TOMORROW!
I’m not ok… but I’m working on it!
THANK YOU FOR ALL HELPING ME!
p.s. Lastly I was asked today from a friend and industry leader:
Joel, give me FIVE THINGS an Executive Leader MUST do EACH WEEK to energize their org like this! Give me FIVE…. NOW … FAST…. From your GUT!