W.I.N. Wednesday: Show up. Do the work.
Last week I wrote about the importance of taking responsibility. This week I will build on that theme. Recently at coffee with a friend and mentor he shared an except from Jon Gordon’s book The Power of Positive Leadership, which I think ties nicely into the discussion on taking responsibility.
No matter what anyone says, just show up and do the work.
If they praise you, show up and do the work.
If they criticize you, show up and do the work.
If no one notices you, just show up and do the work.
Just keep showing up, doing the work, and leading the way.
John Gordon, The Power of Positive Leadership
Showing up and doing the work, to the best of your abilities, regardless of the turmoil, the critics, the politics, the skeptics and the cynics is your responsibility. Now you have to decide if you are going to takethat responsibility or not.
Responsibility is a personal choice. It is done by you, not to you.
You can whine, complain and blame or you can show up and do the work.
Remember the words of Confucius, “Worry not who knows of you, seek to be worth knowing.” Seeking to be worth knowing requires that you take responsibility to show up, and do the work, day in and day out.
What’s Important Now? Show up. Do the work. Do it well. Take pride in your efforts. Repeat.
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