Motivational Thoughts 1/15/19
"Autonomy leads to empowerment.
We work hard to maintain a balance between
collaboration and cooperation and independence."
--- Bobby Kotick, American Businessman,
CEO of Activision Blizzard
This is part three of a series on duck tales while stopping my car and observing what was going on because the ducks caught my eye while driving in traffic. I listened to my instincts, stopped the car, and I had to get out! This piece I composed is on building relationships.
Refrain from breaking into other circles unannounced without an invitation to join the group. You may gain approval when you demonstrate your willingness to harmonize without concerning yourself in their business.
Keep your head above water even when you’re struggling. Our minds can play tricks on us thinking or drawing the wrong conclusions about what’s going on elsewhere.
Whatever lies outside your sphere of influence may not concern you. While wandering off to see what’s better, you may be misdirected and lose your purpose. Good intentions are not always right.
Although your instincts may be right, there is no shame in what others think of you because you’re not responsible for what anyone else thinks but you.
Just because others are nice and don’t seem bothered when you’re around, doesn’t mean it is okay to be associated with them. Be selective. Be wise.
It is okay to be selective about who you associate with as colleagues, clients, neighbors, and friends.
You can never control the impressions others make of you but you can control the impressions you make on others.
No matter where you originated from, how you got here, or where you are going, always remember to hold yourself to a higher standard, regardless of your size, height, weight, or the type you are. Neither DNA or DISC makes anyone any better.
We stand a better chance of progressing by accepting the challenges we are given to the next level of skill, intellect, physical strength, development, or courage.
If you're interested in reading my previous Duck Tales series you can find them here: