Friday, August 29, 2008

Good is the Enemy of Great...

So...I'm done my first week back at T-Mobile. And I'm having a hard time figuring out why the heck I left in the first place. Everything seems so clean and new and shiny. I know what really lies beneath but I'm now focused on remaining positive.

Our vice president came today to have a Town Hall...and she basically reiterated EVERYTHING I read in Good to Great (Jim Collins). I knew that I saw a lot of our values in the meat of the book, but I didn't expect her (Sue Nokes) to speak from it. She even said...we want the right people on the bus. She could have at least used a different vehicle for her example like a train or car or something other than bus. I digress. I love that book...its has been extremely beneficial in my quest to really grow up.

We all need to take a look in the mirror every now and then and be real about what we see staring back at us. Good and bad. I feel like such a better person for doing that recently. It is exhausting living beneath your potential. Acheiving greatness on the other hand is ridiculously energizing. I took inventory and alot of the values I want to embody we missing...dont know when they left me but they are gone and I need to get them back. Not saying Im a bad person but i want to be a great person.

No Im not running a 5k but I will tackle my health issues next. I know what I need to do...doing it is another story all together.

1 comment:

  1. i'm glad you feel rejuvenated. i hope your job works out! and yes, you too can run a 5k. didn't you run track in high school?