You are not here to merely make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. – Woodrow Wilson
Once we get it that the reason we live is not for ourselves then we start making a life. People who are so consumed with their own dreams and doing whatever it takes to fulfill it and not help others fulfill theirs will end up successful, rich and friendless.
We need to get this point across to every man wanting to prove himself to the world in exchange for relationships that matter. In a highly competitive world, there is a less need to motivate people to make things happen – they will make things happen.
Keith Harrell in his book CONNECT Building Success Through People, Purpose and Performance (Best Practices)
Attitude is only half of the equation. Performance comes from attitude, but continuous improvement – going from good to better and better to best – is an ongoing process. Your employees have to connect to the company’s goal and its mission. They also have to connect to one another and to you as their leader. A great attitude helps make it easier to connect but all the effort can’t come from one side.
You’ve got to remember that to connect you need to grab people’s heart, not just their minds. What kind of positive, uplifting relationships are you going to create with your employees so they’ll go the extra mile for you? Because that’s what it’s going to take. Attitude will give them the emotion but connecting with their team, the company, and the reasons for wanting it to succeed will give them the drive to produce ongoing outstanding results.”
– how is your relationship with your boss or immediate supervisor?
– how is your relationship with your co-workers/ colleagues?
– how is your relationship with the people working for you?
– how is your relationship with your wife and your kids?
– how is your relationship with your God.
Lesson for today: Connect right.
I would highly recommend Joey Bonifacio’s book The LEGO Principle: The power of connecting to God and one another as you connect your way to God and others.