CONCEALED CONCERNS (Read time 0:47)
Basketball players know what I’m talking about. You can see it in their eyes at the very end of the game—win or lose isn’t the question. In the mire of sweat and exhaustion they have a deeper concern: “Did I leave everything on the court?” “Am I walking out of the arena with no fight left in me, with nothing left to give?”
Entrepreneurs know what I’m talking about because they ask the deeper questions all day long: “Am I really leading my team in the right direction?” “Am I doing everything I can to empower my staff?” “Am I making the best decisions for my company?” “What more can I do for my customers?”
You know exactly what I’m talking about. Those private thoughts that slowly begin to percolate at the end of a long day in the studio or at the office. Those concealed concerns that bubble up directly from the soul: “What am I doing?” “Am I doing the right thing?” “Am I headed in the right direction?” “Am I doing my best work?”
And while the amateur asks, “Did they like me today?” The pro asks, “Did I give them everything I had?”
Footnote: As I was writing this, the bugger that kept nudging me was, “it’s not about the deeper concealed concerns, it’s really about the deeper truth that’s revealed by simply asking the questions.”
|Posted By Bjorn Sorlie|
| Concealed corners |
Thank you Michael. I REALLY needed to hear those words today. I guess I need to pinpoint exactly what I AM OFFERING to my customers. I just love your perspectives. What exactly am I bringing to market?.........hmmmm......got to chew on that tidbit for a while. Thanx. :-))
|Posted By prameshti|
| one ball of flame |
sometimes, there's that one thing that you know might not be the most favorite thing to do, yet absolutely necessary. it's like a ball of flame that needs to be extinguished, before it explodes and the flames burst even wider.
|Posted By Rachel|
| Thoughts in the dark... |
Just had a sleepless night going over details ha.....can always find ways to improve... Maybe I can get a nap. :-)
|Posted By Shirley S.|
| Empty the tank |
I’ve seen Bruce leave it all behind. Toward the end of his performance (if you’re sitting close enough) you can see a ring of moisture on the sides of his leather boots—he sweats right thru his boots! And just after he dunks his red-hot, sweaty face into a big bucket of ice water, and just when he’s getting ready to go back out there and do the final encore of “Born To Run,” the thought must be going through his mind, “C’mon, let’s empty the tank!”
|Posted By Robert Sprayberry|
| thanks |
Thanks for the reminder... did I give everything I had!
|Posted By Neal Lansen|
| concealed concerns |
When I ask myself these questions at the end of the day, there ARE times I know I haven't given it my all. I'm lookin at the Man in the Mirror now!!!
|Posted By Chandra Williams|
| Deeper truth |
Michael, the last footnote took my breath away. The lesson for me? Follow the bugger!