Leadership

What if today you acted like your job is the most important job in the world?

Because it is.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

Alice Walker

Don’t play small because, “It doesn’t matter.” “It’s just one day.” “It’s just one class.”

Act like that one day, and soon you’ll be acting like that every day.

What you do matters.

Flip it this way: what jobs do you think matter, if not yours? Doctors? Lawyers? Taxi drivers? Janitors?

Author Robin Sharma tells a story about flying in to the Johannesburg airport. What’s the first thing you do when you get off a plane? Go to the bathroom. So he steps into the washroom in the airport, and someone greets him with, “Welcome to my office.”

It’s the janitor. This man’s primary job is cleaning toilets. But how does he do it? “Like Mozart composed music,” Robin says. The man saw himself as an ambassador to South Africa, and that passion showed through in all he did. He cared so deeply about his country, and the people that visited, that he was honoured just to be cleaning the toilets.

He pays that much attention to a washroom, and you don’t think it’s worth it to pay a fraction of that attention to talking to young people?

Denying your greatness is hiding. Stop living from your fear, and start living out your possibility.