I'm taking a class to hone my leadership skills to lead my group through the most phenomenal holiday season that our unit has ever seen. I'm pumped because our unit is already on the road to success beyond our first marker.
Here's a quote that I've been chewing on for a few days and really thinking about how my life reflects the concepts within the quote. I wanted to share it with you in hopes that it would stir up great things and help to move you along as it has me.
Average people hate Monday, refer to Wednesday as "hump day" and "Thank God it's Friday." On the other end of the spectrum, champions enjoy all of it. The middle-class consciousness lives for the weekend; the world class lives in the now! Champions use their belief in themselves and their ferocious ambition to create the work and home life they desire; so there is no need to wish time away. This is one of the biggest secrets of the high achievers. Average people search for security, while champions discover their life's vision and purpose. When they discover the work they love so much they would do it for free, they embark on the journey of what Dr. Abraham Maslow referred to as "self actualization," or becoming all one can be. This is the true secret of their success. They are using time, rather than allowing time to use them. In other words, the great ones understand that no matter how successful they become, time is the one resource they cannot create or purchase. Therefore, time becomes their most valued prize. Since they love their work and home lives, they tend to outwork, outplay, and (some would say) outlive their middle-class counterparts. The great ones know that no one can truly manage time, yet everyone can manage activities. With that in mind, the great ones surround themselves with activities they love so they are sure to get the most fulfillment out of the time they have. ~ Steve Siebold