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01/28/2021 12:10 PM | Pete Vanderpool (Administrator)

There was a stage musical years ago: Stop the World! I Want to Get Off!

I think of it often these days. You know the situation. I don’t have to describe it to you.

Recently I posted a graphic: “Have you ever wished someone else would make the climb for you?” Well unless you have people working for you, that would seem impossible. In truth, we have to do things ourselves in order to learn stuff. It’s why we’re here -- to learn stuff.

But we might expect to find someone else to climb along with us. Mountain climbers get in shape physically. When the day of the climb comes, they join others, hoist up their backpack or give it to a Sherpa, and climb together. The view from the top is worth every grunt and groan, every trip and stumble, every challenge. The feeling is one of awe, one that will never be forgotten.

So, forget off-loading the assignment. Accept it and, if appropriate, look for someone to join you as a mentor, cheer-leader, or participant. The view from the top – the moment of accomplishment – is worth the effort for you and for your support staff.

Later, as you share the details of your challenge, you might unwittingly encourage someone toward success. Our world needs more of this. It needs more recognition of people blessing people. It will go a long way toward improving the world we live in.

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