SMART THINGS I HEARD

TGIM!

The longer I do my blogs, the more I am just repeating things I heard vs. coming out with my own content.

I think that is what you do when you get wiser, you don’t search for your own answers.  You lean on others and lean on God.

Here ya go:

TRUST, BUT VERIFY.

A Russian proverb, made famous in America by Ronald Reagan when he was president.  Andy Rettler says it almost daily.  Makes sense.  Trust your team, but verify to be sure.  An “it’s ok, everything is fine response” should be verified, doesn’t mean you don’t have trust, just verifying.

LEARN TO BE DEPENDANT, NOT INDEPENDENT.

Our whole life, we are told to work on GETTING independant.

I think that might be wrong.  If we depend on people, we learn to work as a team, a coordinated, unified team, MUCH stronger than any individual.

My 15 year old son said this about his basketball team.  I was pretty proud father.  It rings so true in everything we do in life!

YOU WON’T BE MOTIVATED DAILY,  YOU MUST LEARN TO BE DEDICATED.  DEDICATED > MOTIVATED.

Completely commit to your craft.  Your positive energy.  Your reason for being.  Or just the fact that you are dedicated to being the best EVEN ON THE DAYS YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE, WHICH WILL BE OFTEN.

Side Note:  You probably think I can’t wait to get to work every day.  Yes, many days I feel that way.  But definitely sometimes I don’t.  Joel, you report TO NO ONE, so you just take off these days, or you just come in late.  Or what?  I never thought of it that way, but after decades of this I am just dedicated.  7am means 7am.  Blue clothes means blue clothes.  I work Saturdays when scheduled.  Dedication is SUPERIOR to motivation!   And I LOVE MOTIVATION!

This is on Twitter.  Social Media isn’t garbage, what you get OUT of social media can be garbage or gold.  Your choice.  Life is a lot like that, you get out of it, what you want to…

 

 

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