I'm curious and a maximizer. Whenever I find something new, I want to do something about it. I love finding a new book, going all in and applying that to my life. I want to scratch my own itch, but that's not always good advice for business or life.
I've been learning about servant leadership this Saturday. It has been such an interesting experience, pieces of the puzzle are coming together. The timing couldn't have been better, because I've been wondering about the questions: How does leadership fit in to my life? Am I and should I be a leader? If so, how does one go about it. Big questions. Somewhere during the training I was asked the question: Are you leading yourself?
This week is tough. I've been busy, a bit stressed and I've messed up my routine. I started late, got caught up in the day and haven't felt inspired to write. But as you may all know, inspiration is not sufficient to write a book. If every writer would live off inspiration, no books would ever be written. They demand output from themselves like it's nobody's business. So, so should I. So here I am, confessing that I messed up and sort of making up for it at the same time. Which is a hard thing to do and it got me to quitte the last time I've tried a writing spree. So what makes the difference now compared to then? I don't care.
So yesterday I was thinking. What makes the difference is people's life when it comes to success, fulfillment and impact? It's a big question, so I thought big thoughts. At the time I was thinking, I saw some guys working on the streets repaving the sidewalk. "Damn he's working hard." I thought to myself. Then it hit me. Well it didn't really hit me but this insight re-emerges like once a month so thought I would share it today. While I was thinking about impact, he was making an impact. He took action, and things started to happen. He probably was also thinking on some level, but it wasn't just thinking. So how come we in general - and by we I mean I - think too much and take to little action?