Never give up!
As a leader you experience those days where you as a leader, are working very hard, with your employees, your team within business and it seems that it doesn’t make a difference at all. As a result of that you can get dispirited and give up. It takes a lot of courage to stay on your intended path and to keep on living your mission. But realize that you dó make a difference in someone’s life.The following story reminded me of this.
A man was walking on the beach one morning. He was watching the waves roll up the beach. Suddenly he saw something peculiar. The beach was littered with thousands of washed-up starfish dying in the sun. A little further on he saw a woman who was busy picking up starfish and throwing them back into the sea one by one. He walked up to her and called out above the sound of the waves: “That’s a waste of your time. There are thousands of starfish here. It won’t do any good.” The woman bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it back into the sea as far as she could. And said, “For this starfish, it does make a difference.” And she bent down again to pick up the next one.
Which ‘starfish’ are you going to make a difference for this week?