The “system” isn’t the way it used to be. It’s less about you, and more about how you bring value to others (e.g. activate potential).
Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks, wrote that. Our world doesn’t merely need more people to participate. We need participants who can enter the fray and insist that even though we may disagree with each other, we can still become better together.
Choosing to bring out the best in others means you’re making the choice to activate their greater potential. It’s a decision that starts with an understanding that every person possesses a greatness unique to them.
If being at our best requires conditions to first be met, we deny ourselves the reward of our own fulfillment.
The organization will always take whatever energy and hours you’re willing to give it, so it’s important to ask yourself and your teammates this question.
Some people stay where they are and let tomorrow come to them. Time is merely a conveyor belt. Others don’t give their power away. They’re in control. They move into time. Rather than a conveyor belt, they see this moment as a step forward on a path of discovery.