On the road this week with a smattering of visits with customers, colleagues, partners, and plants.
Along the way, I picked up a few phrases to share:
This one came from reading about a press conference Georgia football coach Kirby Smart conducted before a preseason kick off.
He says his team defines its culture with two words: “Do more!”
Smart says the statement is simple and memorable, and captures all that needs to be said.
“Do more” in terms of individual effort. Do more in terms of measurable results. Lift more. Run more. Accomplish more. When chasing a goal, it’s about more.
Here’s another: “A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.”
How true is that? You don’t become accomplished without encountering trials. The more you face difficulties and embrace them, the more your confidence grows. Being in a hole doesn’t scare you because you know your way out. In fact, you encounter trials better by doing more.
The Bible says: “Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Rougher seas produce results you don’t expect. It causes you to learn things about yourself you didn’t know you had.