The other day on a hike, I jumped out of my skin when I came across a stick that had the same coloration and shape of a copperhead. Obviously, I could only interpret that observation as any sane person would: the stick, wishing to protect itself, used a camouflage design to resemble a deadly snake….
You achieve your happiest and highest performing version of yourself the moment you step into your strengths and act upon your purpose.
Do you know what defines a runner? A runner is someone that runs. NOT someone who wins races. NOT someone who owns running shoes. NOT someone who reads running books. A runner is nothing more than a person who runs. What’s your race? What are you doing today to prepare yourself for the race you run, whatever that race may be?
Jonathon Swift said, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” Swift’s way of saying “You can’t get something of value (like a silk purse) out of something worthless (like a sow’s ear).”
But it turns out, Swift’s statement is false.
While innovators might follow vastly different paths to success, most of them have mastered the ability to avoid the vortex of these 7 creativity sucking traps.
A whitewater rafting river guide practices at least 5 skills that strong leaders must demonstrate to generate loyal, high-performing teams. How many of those skills do you have?
We often fail to recognize our strengths, either because we make false comparisons between ourselves and others, or we try to copy the talents that others possess. In truth, when we practice our own strengths, it’s likely that others become envious of us.