If I don’t love what I am doing, I ought not to do it at all. Why? Because if I am doing something because I think I “have” to, my performance is weak. I know this to be true for me, as there have been times in my life where I rationalized my half enthusiastic participation in the name of appeasement. Today, and in my life; I refuse to allow that way of being to exist.
Yes, I realize that many of us reading this message feel we have no choice in what we are doing. It would be ridiculous of me to argue your point, because I too have been the master of effectively arguing for my own limitations. I don’t see it as wrong or bad. I see it as life affirming and interesting. It’s more intriguing for me when I can love the journey of leadership no matter what I am doing. If I am doing it, then on some level, I have chosen it. Right? I mean nobody is twisting my arm to do my work, or write my blog or to get my butt to the gym. I do it because I choose it. If I don’t choose it, I am not going to do it. Can you hear that?
It shows up for me all the time. I did a training climb on Monday night that I did not want to do on that very afternoon. When I showed up for the actual climb, I chose doing it. http://www.theaconcaguaproject.com This is the Journey of Leading ourselves and others to more consistent results. I find it easier than fighting my way through something I have already said YES to doing. There have been many times in my life and business that have had me on my edge!!! Once I make the decision, I am going to “Lead Into” the steps required to get the job done. I am going to love each step. I can even love the steps I hate. Make sense? If I don’t want to do what I choose to do it’s psychotic on some level.
This week I inspire you to choose the Journey of Leadership by loving something you think you don’t want to do. I am not asking you to jump up and down like a ninny although you might try that to. I am encouraging you to see how quickly you can shift the outer choice to an inner appreciation of what you are doing. I mean it. Try it. If you are going to sit in the meeting, then love it. I mean enjoy that pain in your legs after your Cross Fit training.
The world and life is full of yuck. The journey of leadership encourages YOU and me to love the YUCK too.
Have an amazing journey.