Make a Deposit

We’ve written before about how, in many ways, you can think of your mental well-being as a bank account:  Keep giving and giving, the account diminishes; have a great success, the account grows.  Of course, that’s simplistic, but the metaphor holds up on a lot of levels.

So using that concept . . . when was the last time you made a payment into somebody else’s account?  

Last week brought a great opportunity for just such a moment.  We recognize that there’s a lot of cynicism about Valentine’s Day, and we understand why.  But it does present quite a good opportunity to make a deosit for someone else.  The well-written card, the “just right” present, the surprise gesture…these are all excellent ways to add value to somebody else’s day.  And the beauty part is that Valentine’s Day is nothing but a reminder of what we should be doing to add value to people’s lives. 

And if we are about anything, it’s adding value.

So today, when you have a spare moment, look around the office or the classroom, and see who needs to have a little value added to their day.  Then, find a way to do it. Go on–try.

The Gurus of Get It!

Published in: on February 21, 2012 at 2:19 am  Leave a Comment  

Grab Your Moment

Watching the Super Bowl, we are struck by how really rare are the moments we get in life to do what is truly spectacular.

The top athletes in the world compete every day for their whole lives, and are very well-compensated and famous for it.  But the moments that everybody remembers are very rare.  How many times do you see a player get their hands on the ball in impossible circumstances and not bring it in?  And they’re not supposed to–there are a lot of other great athletes trying to prevent them from grabbing it, and it’s almost unbelievable that they even get close.

But we remember the ones who did.

Your own life will present precious few moments of potential glory, also.  Unless you’re a policeman, soldier, or firefighter, your own life will probably only present one or two opportunities for you to accomplish something amazing.  And for you to be in position to capitalize on that opportunity you have to hustle, prepare, anticipate, and work relentlessly.  The question is, when you get your hands on the ball, …

when the boss asks you to head up a project . . .

when the cameras are rolling . . .

when your dream job opens up . . .

will you be in the right position? and will you grab you moment?

The Gurus of Get It!

Published in: on February 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm  Leave a Comment