May 9, 2011

Leadership Limerick: Keep Moving Forward

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form.

Some days it is all you can do
To simply plow on, to get through

Put left foot after right
And day soon becomes night

Let's hope such times are very few.

We all have them.  Days when either nothing seems to go right, or days when we just aren't making progress on the bigger creative challenges that confront us.

Staying in motion, chipping away wherever we feel we can, often will help us get to a better space, one where we will finally achieve the progress that seems to allude us.  So when you have one of these days, act on things that are definitely doable.  Engage with what you know you can complete, and then experience the satisfaction of crossing them off your list. 

A sense of accomplishment, even of things minor and less significant, almost always feels better than a sense of being stalled and going nowhere.

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