Friday, November 5, 2010

The Blogging Challenge - Small Moment

In a large organization sometimes its easy to feel lost, like you are nothing more than a widget being moved or placed without thought or control.  Mandates and  missives come at you from every direction and cause you to make mistakes or miss things.  You become part of the machine.  I hate this because often my mistakes effect the very folks I'm trying so hard to protect and I never want what I do to define who I am. 

I got frustrated this week - it happens.  The good thing is that right when I felt the worst I ran across a book I've had on the corner of my desk since the summer,  The Big Moo, by Seth Godin.  The first thing to hit me was the subtitle: "Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable". Hmp! Major life reminder right smack dab on the front of the book! I flipped the book open to find these words: "Who You Are Is What You Do"; I read on to Mr. Godin's reminders that I am not a cog, but rather a valuable asset to others, capable of impact and leaving a legacy and then to his challenge - "'re remarkable.  Now, hurry.  Don't let yourself (and the rest of us) down."

Don't worry - I don't plan to.  I'm a Purple Cow in a brown cow world...