Get Over Yourself!

Monday Message from Jerry Houston, President and CEO of HPISolutions

Jim Collins (Good to Great) made the statement that a sign of a Great Leader is Humility and Will.

I was recently reading a daily devotional that told a very important tale about humility.  Something for all of us as leaders to think about…

Columnist Rick Reilly gave this advice to rookie professional athletes: “Stop thumping your chest.  The line blocked, the quarterback threw you a perfect spiral while getting his head knocked off, and the good receiver blew the double coverage.  Get over yourself.”

The truth is, every touchdown in life is a team effort.  Applaud your teammates.  An elementary-age schoolboy came home from the tryouts for the school play.  “Mommy, Mommy,” he announced, “I got a part.  I’ve been chosen to sit in the audience and clap and cheer.”  When you have your chance to clap and cheer, do you take it?  If you do, your head is starting to fit your hat size.

Have a Great Week!