Be A Doer

I was having a discussion with a couple of friends awhile ago.  We were talking about frustration with getting people to participate in programs or initiatives that we work to provide for them to grow and be better, but they don’t seem to engage.

This answer and today’s thought comes from my wise friend Aaron Stecker from Cedar Rapids.

Aaron said, “It is hard. People are very quick to say they want things and expect opportunities.

When you work hard to provide them, they don’t engage…I feel it is because they see the real work and don’t really want that, they just wanted to complain or be in a position to point out fault.

Giving them a chance to engage and grow is work and involves accountability.  People say want to be leaders, but don’t want to do the work, or are not ready for the work.

Talking about it and doing it are different things.  We (AD’s/ Leaders) are doers…most  are just talkers.”

As a leader continue to work to provide opportunities for people to grow and become better.  Be a doer for others. 

But the final question becomes one of self reflection for your own continued growth.  Are YOU a Talker or a Doer?

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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