"Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own." ~ Jean Toomer
Every leader, every manager, every parent, every teacher and every coach has experienced it. The time when a protege, student, child or employee has asked permission to do less and be less. Whether in words, actions or behavior they've said "I want to just call this one in". "I'm just going through the motions". A wise coach once told me that when the teacher wants more from the student than the student wants from themselves - you've got a problem. Ok - but what should you do? How do you respond? When your passion, your enthusiasm and your view of what's possible is more than theirs - what do you say? Do you just call this one in? Do you give them a pass? If you do you are making a big mistake. If you say that's OK you are reinforcing the very thing you wish to change. Even if you have to scream it from the rooftops the message is and needs to be "No it's not alright". NO - doing less than you can - being less than you can be - and just going through the motions Is Not Alright. I expect more of you. I expect more of myself than to say it's ok - If you truly want to influence others - Be a leader damn it. Expect more and be more. Don't accept going through the motions for yourself and don't accept it from others.
No It's Not Alright - "Be the change you want to see in the world".