February 26, 2009

Heretics Wanted

Are you working hard, putting everything that you have into moving forward your action plan to make a positive impact on the world? Or, do you more often find yourself in protection mode, playing it safe, and carefully weighing your actions based on politics?

Heretics cannot afford to be political people.

If you are going to make a difference that matters, if you want to be a leader that inspires people, if you want to build and provide the best products and services possible, you have to be a heretic. Armed with the mission that you have been designed with, you cannot fail, even in failure. Heretics know that the failures that they endure today are the table settings for something extraordinary tomorrow.

If you live for maintaining your job, you are not a heretic. If you are afraid of making waves, and being looked upon with disdain, you are not a heretic. If you are not willing to sacrifice your own comfort for something far greater than yourself, you are not a heretic.

Heretics do what is right for the advancement of the mission that they have been designed with, even when it makes no sense to do so. It's time to define why it is that you are here, and then passionately get out in front of your team and lead. It is time to label yourself as a heretic, and then behave like one.

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