Friday, November 12, 2010
Three of Hearts
Swimming - There are times when you don't make a move because of indecision. You are still evaluating scenarios and the associated risks and benefits. That is understandable behavior. However, there are other times when the decision has been made and you still don't move forward. That is a different situation. Sometimes you need to dive in and begin wading through the uncertainty and potential challenges. Once you are in the water, use your best stroke (communication mechanism) to distribute your message to your intended audience.
Cycling - The wheels on a bicycle are symbolic of a balanced routine. They turn at the same rate in concert to keep the bike moving. Your wheels are the time slots in your calendar, line entries on your budget, and items on your to do list. There needs to be synchronization between your schedule, your money, and your completed tasks. Don't leave things to chance. The probability of something being done increases when there is time and money allocated to it.
Running - You don't need special equipment or a designated site to run. It can be done spontaneously, but is more effective when there is training and practice done in advance. If you can successfully run, or manage, your own agenda, you gain credibility. Once you have established a working model, or framework for your leadership process, you can help others modify it to fit their needs. It will also allow you recognize when there are gaps in examples that are set for others and identify what is needed to complete the picture.
What is your strongest event? Are you a swimmer, cyclist, or runner? Leave a comment and share your triathlete accomplishments.