Shot 68: CLIMBING UPHILL

By: Tom Newhouse in Leadership, 2 months ago

A Shot is a poignant leadership tip from “a rifle.”  Yes, leadership coach, Tom Newhouse, uses a rifle from his farming heritage to “tell it like it is.” —­­

 “WHEN I WAS A BOY I had to walk to school in the snow.  And it was uphill…both ways.”  That’s what some old farmers used to tell Tommy.  Ha.  Well, I have been on hunts that felt just that way:  uphill all day long in the snow.  Now, I’m not complaining, but I will say that I have learned life is not easy, and I will say that success is hard. 

Leaders, leaders, hear me out:  Success is rarely easy; it’s usually hard.  Accept that and step up to the challenge.  Don’t give in:  Think of new options, better angles, practices to adopt, people to team with; work harder, longer, smarter; reflect on your mistakes; reflect on other’s mistakes; remake yourself if need be.  Whatever.  Just don’t give in.  Give all.   Success lies at the top of hills.  

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