In our work and life there are many reasons for us to feel like the world is against us which makes it difficult to be the blessing others need.
Compounding the challenge, at times we may not be treated with the respect we deserve, our leaders may not reward our contributions the way we would like, and some trusted colleagues may choose to compete rather than collaborate with us. But that is not the end of our story. . .
We are not powerless.
As people who are committed to becoming the leaders others want to follow, we realize that while we cannot control the circumstances of life, the power we possess is in our response. Mother Theresa wrote it well in one of my favorite poems, Do it Anyway.
All important work requires the help from others.
Today, how could I make a difference in the lives of those I influence?
Being successful starts with the attitude we bring as we face each day. How much better the world would be if we awoke with a thought that focuses our attention away from ourselves? Could we instead play a part in answering the prayer of one in greater need?