Why, with our gift, our we still waiting for something?

Painting of scene of cows in stream
The Herd mentality is ok with ‘stuck’ – because it’s easier than getting unstuck


Let’s say we are stuck at work with something we can’t control, for any reason imaginable.

There are some things we think we can’t control, but can. Let’s not confuse the two. Okay?

We have a gift, but it looks like we’re still waiting for something.

The gift?

The ability to walk away.


Sure feels like it.

You don’t have to quit tomorrow.

Plan your exit one slow, steady step at a time.

You have the gift.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Jeff,

    I honestly believe a lot of it has to do with the fear of the unknown. I am trying my best when I am about to take a risk to first, pray for guidance. But secondly, I ask myself, “What’s the worse case scenario if this risk doesn’t work out in my favor?” People assume, without thinking through things, that their world will fall apart. But if you think through things, oftentimes (short of a risk that could lead to death) knowing what the worse case scenario is really puts you into a better frame of taking the risk. Why? Because if you think through it, it may not be as bad as you anticipated. Then your things you thought you couldn’t control may appear more controllable.


  2. Bob, was writing yesterday in an expanded way on this topic. Leadership, to me, is about personal leadership.

    The easiest way I know to make it crystal clear – the things we critique other leaders on are most likely the very things we struggle with in our personal (our secret desires, hopes, dreams, obligations) realms.

    Better and more productive to polish our own rough edges than to worry about those of another.

    PS. Another part of our leadership role is to help others polish their own – and to uncover to what degree they desire change.

    Thank you, again, Bob, for being an integral part of this community. Have an awesome Monday.

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