Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Are You a Credit Seeker? 6-21-11

"It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit." - John Wooden

I don't know how well this is going to go over with some people but think about today's quote. It involves just being a part of a bigger purpose and helping to further that cause. We live in an age where athletes show boat, hi-5 or chest bump (or blow kisses to the opposing team (Google Bryce Harper) after every single play like its the best ever and yet we have seen it done before. Have you ever seen organizations crumble internally because of backstabbing, infighting and credit taking? They do because projects slow down and don't get done and the company suffers and can ultimately collapses in some extreme cases! Sometimes, its simply about being part of the team that wins that counts and chipping in whatever way you can, not looking for praise or congratulations or credit (due or undue). Parents work hard every day no doubt. They just raise their children without asking their kids to hi-5 them for everything they did. Could you imagine how much less would get done if parents had their kids hi-5 them after cooking the dinner, doing the laundry or coming home from work? Yes-sometimes they should be hi-5'd for that; but not always and that's the point of today's quote. Are there instances in our life where we can focus less on trying to get credit for something and more just on accomplishing it? You may find yourself being more productive by being less connected to who gets the credit and more aligned with meeting a goal.

Have a great day and a better tomorrow!