Do Something

Hall of Fame football coach Bill Parcells offers some great advice in six words.  Here’s how I would translate it into what I see going on around me.

BE RESPONSIBLE – Take responsibility for what you do.  Don’t throw the blame toward someone else.  If you did it own it.  Handle it and move forward but you have to take responsibility for it first.

DON’T ACT ENTITLED – You’re not above anyone else.  Instead of saying “that’s not my job” how about you pitch in and help.  Help make someone else’s load lighter.

If we all took a little time to serve the world we live and work in it would be in a much better place as would the people in it. 

DO WHAT OTHERS WON’T  (see above) –
Authentic leadership isn’t about a title and expecting others to carry all of the load. 

Too many won’t step out and do the little things that true servant leadership requires.  People claim to be or want to be a leader but they miss one of the most important things that they should do. 

That thing is doing what a majority of people won’t do.  Truly serve others.

Let’s be better.  Let’s be a blessing to those around us.  Not for attention, fame or glory but because it is the right thing to do. 

The right thing to do is always the right thing to do.

If you must pick just one thing to do then do the right thing. 

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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