Ever wonder if we are more like vultures than not? It occurred to me that we are actually just like them.
Over the weekend, our Church’s Cub Scout Pack spent the night at Brevard Zoo. There were many safety rules, because of the children, the darkness, the animals, etc.
In the morning, before breakfast, we were still confined to a certain area to remain safe. Across from our cabin, I spotted the vulture cage. There was a wild vulture standing on the cage pole, with other vultures just a few feet away on the inside.
Couldn’t help but have this moment of truth fly through my brain and capture it on this one-take You Tube video:
Any of this sound familiar?
Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
Recently read a Facebook update from a friend, and, an aspiring, passionate person who’s launching a new career.
The Facebook update said to this effect,
“I didn’t get the job…I learned more in one night than I did in a whole year in school.”
How powerful is that?
When was the last time any of us said something like that?
Love to learn at an accelerated pace?
Value a great education?
Act in a manner that mirrors your belief system?
Odds are, we all said,
To all three.
I say, “ Doubtful.” It’s number three that gets us in conflict.
What we see in the mirror and what others see in the mirror, almost without exception, are two different things.
Get In Line
Sometimes we need the proverbial
, or maybe a kick in the buttocks, to rattle our cage enough to do what’s common sense but not common practice. spanking
“Why don’t I have a personal vision/mission statement?”
Imagine a child – maybe your child, niece or nephew – asking you, very seriously,
“What’s the meaning of life?”
We expect everyone else to have a clue. But not ourselves.
Then one lucky day, someone did me the favor of a major cage rattling, and I finally did something about it.
Any other way is just lame.
Look at all these things we have to do:
Buckle our Seat Belt
Say Thank You
Brush Our Teeth
Be Nice to Others
Lock Our Doors Before Bedtime
Do a Great Job at Work
Blah, blah, blah
But, ask us to think about our personal vision statement, and you might as well ask us if we can grow a money tree.
Why is that? Am I missing something?
Blog? Are You Kidding Me?
How’s the health of
your competitive advantage?
If it is anything less than excellent, then you may want to consider what I’m about to suggest, and here’s why:
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Can be done alone
Progress is easily measured
Provides multiple benefits when done regularly
That’s the key message today. Why would anyone avoid a low cost, incredibly flexible way to
improve your edge.
You absolutely need an Internet presence. If you tune this out, you’re in big trouble. The same kind of trouble if you ignore a bad health report.
The easiest way to enhance your edge is to blog. If you don’t know how, there are tons of free online “how to” articles.
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Will you be?