Thursday, November 21, 2013

Scored to Score

Facing the Scoreboard

Are you happy with what your scoreboard is telling you? Are you scoring or being scored on? It is more fun to score.

1.       Face the brutal reality; it will do well for you. Are you hungry enough to take in what you need to hear? Don’t we all need to be reminded of what we used to know and are not doing? The paradox is that we all like to learn but few of us want to be taught.

2.       Protect your ego and sacrifice excellence.  The alternative is to sacrifice ego to have excellence. Which option do you choose? What do we really gain when we protect our ego? 

3.       Never deny the scoreboard in your life. Are you facing your life’s scoreboard or are you evading it by looking at the one of your favorite sports team instead? Living for weekends in quiet desperation is no way to live and expect to win the game of life.

4.       Winning is doing all that you can towards winning. How do you feel when you give your best, all that you got? Go from spectator to player to become alive.

5.       We need a lot more people playing with the will to win. Why have we produced a whole generation lacking hunger; hunger to begin, will to continue, and the tenacity to finish great pursuits?

6.       There is no limits to what a man can achieve.  He deeply believes, behaves like he is 100% committed, and belongs to a cause much great than himself. Why so many people avoid pushing their limits?

7.       Don’t be afraid to leave in order to live. Why are so many people are afraid of getting fired? We will never be able to take our crabby old self to a bright new future. Entitlement is the worst form of slavery. Employee happiness at work has decreased every single year for the last 25 years. Do you ever wonder why? Is your workplace culture energizing and uplifting or is it a poisonous one? Let's not forget to detox when moving into a new culture, especially if we are carriers of negativity.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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