So a couple of weeks ago, well exactly 2 weeks ago, I posted about why EVERY millennial should be an OKC Thunder fan. You still should be, they are down 3-1 in the series but you never know.
But to the subject of the blog.
No, I’m not talking about 2 liters. I’m talking about being a leader. So many of us want to be a leader. We want to be leaders for different reasons – leaders make more money, leaders get all the credit, leaders are in control and get to do things their way. Heck, even followers want to be leading the pack as being the BEST follower.
It is great to strive to be a leader, even if it is just leading the pack and being the best at what you do. But sometimes we get caught with striving to be a leader, that we don’t recognize the time when being a follower is the best way to be a leader.
Willie, what are you talking about? How can being a follower mean being the best leader.
The fast-paced world, the never-stopping-social media-mobile notification-always emailing world of being a leader can often prevent leaders from being able to take a look around. One of the misconceptions of being a leader is that you must always be looking forward and to the future.
I have fallen into this a few times. Always thinking about what the next advocacy campaign will look like, planning on what the next Facebook contest will be, and scheduling tweets with unique hashtags for next week.
Why not take a look around to see if there is a better way to go about doing things?
Following what someone else is doing may be better for you than trying to force your way ahead and keep doing the same thing over and over again with the same results.
I would love to hear what you think about this.
What do YOU do when you feel like you keep running into the same wall?
Have you ever had a leader you know just continue to push and never take a breath?
Comment below! Or tweet me - @Willie_Matis