Posts Tagged life leadership
Posted by Christine Pechstein in Uncategorized on July 27, 2009
This is something I could write about on my business website or my blog, but I’m choosing my blog for now since I thought of this at church yesterday.
Do You Really Want To Be Here?
We’ve all seen and heard people make excuses of why they couldn’t do this or that, why they couldn’t be here or there, or why they just gave up on something.
I believe many times that the answer is they didn’t really want to be there. Or it just wasn’t something that important to them.
Have you ever heard excuses from friends who didn’t follow through, people who didn’t show up when they should have, or listened to “stories” as excuses that “buy” an “out?”
Have you heard the excuses?
“Oh, I was just too tired.”
“My car wouldn’t start.”
“My dog died, it’s ninth death this month.”
“So and so couldn’t go, so I didn’t either.”
And then we’ve all observed the exact opposite. You know, the people who do care and still made all the effort to get to their destination. Why? It was IMPORTANT and had meaning to them.
Here are examples:
The single mothers and fathers who get multiple young kiddos ready for church all by themselves, secure transportation with another family member, juggle all the kids, diaper bag, and toys just to get to church on time.
The person who won the lottery, but hitch-hiked all the way to the capitol city to cash in their winning ticket despite not having transportation or a penny to their name to get a ride any other way.
The ill person due to accept an award at a banquet who despite being sick, makes every effort to show up anyway.
The parent who has had a terrible day that smiles through the school play and pretends not to have a headache.
It’s the difference between having a vested interest and not. It’s the difference between wanting to be there and not. It may not always be easy or pleasant, but you are there, because you want to be. You didn’t let the obstacles get in your way, and you didn’t settle for excuses.