What Do You Leave In Your Wake?

We frequently are so focused on our own goals, plans, hopes and struggles that we rush from place to place & person to person “helter skelter.”

Not only is this stressful and usually wasteful, but it often leaves behind challenges that will spring up to bite us later. In a recent post Michael Hyatt made this statement:

When we leave, people are left either …

  • Energized or depleted
  • Encouraged or discouraged
  • Inspired to tackle the next challenge or wanting to quit

You see will always leave some trace behind, watch just one forensics TV show and you know that. So when we deal with other human beings, most of whom we will have some additional contact with in the future, how do they feel about it all?

I am sure you have heard or said, “she really lights up the room” or the negative aspect of the same thing. We all know people who darken everyone’s mood by their very presence. Have you ever considered which category you fall into? If not, you really should.

I would even go so far as to suggest that you make sure that your presence brightens the room for all – and as the movie title says: Pay It Forward. If you don;t know that movie, you should. Genuine Winners create “a rising tide (that) raises all ships.”

Read Michael Hyatt’s full article here. And listen to his podcast The Five Marks of Authentic Leadership which covers this thought and much more here.

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