Get in the Game

When it’s time to move forward, whether it’s progress toward our company’s strategic plan, or a goal we want to accomplish in our personal lives (or maybe both), sometimes we just have to get in the game and push ourselves and our teams forward. We’ve gotta jump in and be a part of the great conversations going on all around us. They’re right there, every day. Let’s not let these moments pass us by. We want in, right? We have dreams to tackle, and if we want to truly achieve them, we have to work hard and push for them to make them come true.

Sometimes this means we need to give, and then give a little more. Let’s take time to give what speaks to us from the heart, so we can be a part of something bigger than what we see in our immediate surrounding. Other times, it’s okay to receive, to soak in the goodness we need to fuel our energy and be our best selves. We give, we take, we grow. There’s so much more right in front of us. Let’s boldly tackle more, giving a little and taking a little by playing in the game each day.

Be brave. Be courageous. Be you.

It might start with just one step into a new conversation at work or a volunteer activity with a new group – or hey, maybe it’s even a new blog – but it’s a start. Let’s make our way into a larger dialogue and truly get in the game. For me, it’s about helping others grow, learn, succeed, and explode as great leaders who are building something meaningful and progressive. It’s about inspiring and supporting the people who are closest to us. It’s about sharing what we love and being who we truly are in the process. It just takes a little heart, soul, and passion that might feel overwhelming at times, but pushes us to be our best selves, making a difference to those we love most.

Let’s be true and authentic, and let’s try something a little fresh and a little scary. We have to step on the field and courageously get in the game to even start to play. I bet you’ll surprise yourself with how great you truly are at your sport, craft, or calling. Just give it your best shot and soak it all in.