‘Happy is the man who…gains understanding.’ Proverbs 3:13 An important key to building a strong team is being open to new and different ideas. One of your greatest dangers as you become older (or more successful) is that your thinking can become institutionalised; which is just another word for ‘fossilised.’ To remain successful you must create an environment in which the free exchange of information and ideas takes place. If people had not been permitted to try things we’d still be travelling by horse and carriage, dining by candlelight, and dying a lot earlier from preventable diseases. It’s said that knowledge is doubling every five to ten years. That lets us know how much we didn’t know; when we thought we knew it all. ‘Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.’ We must honour what we’ve learned by building on it, but we never stop asking, ‘Is there a better way?’ Champions don’t ease up because they’re ahead of the competition; they’re still accelerating as they cross the finish line. The competition keeps you sharp. You need them. Irish singer Bono said something worth noting: ‘I would be terrified to be on my own as a solo singer…I surround myself with…a band, a family of very spunky kids, and a wife who’s smarter than anyone…you’re only as good as the arguments you get. So maybe the reason why the band hasn’t split up is that people might get this: even though I’m only one quarter of U2, I’m more than I could be if I was one whole of something else.’ Solomon put it this way: ‘As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens…his friend’ (Proverbs 27:17 NKJV)
Today I make to learn the mystery that is MASSAGE… the aches I feel redefine pain, and all that is thanks to the workout from yesterday. We were given a different supervisior who is so patient with everything and everyone…I caught myself repeatedly breathing sighs of ‘wooh saaah’ and letting go of potentially explosive situations, at least office-wise.
The credit crunch is finally beginning to make it’s pinch felt…today the company responsible for ferrying employees from point A to point Z, and all the other points in between has been thanked and let go. Now the resident drivers will have some real work to do, ha!
I must admit that this new found adrenalin kick from the sporting event has me wanting to hit the gym every now and again, as well as hit the road on my bike….just remain active like that lest I stay still long enough to want to get into some real fun trouble, if you get my drift. The pros about it are that I sleep better, my skin is self-cleansing (not to say that I’m passing up my baths every day, lol)…plus I’m too tired to get up to any mischief… Unless ofcourse, I meet someone interesting on those jogs and or gym routines, in which case, nothing will become of it, seeing as I retire straight home immediately after my work-outs.
Can you see through all this gibberish and make out the subtle fact that I’m trying to find a way to get up to something?! Can you?
Well I’ll keep an open eye and ear.
Till next time,
easy does it 🙂