“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” –Jimmy Dean.
The quote from master entrepreneur and acclaimed leader Jimmy Dean is so inspiring and applicable. Life and work can feel like a long, difficult and perilous journey, especially when you’re on your own. Waves, weather and random events conspire to divert and delay your journey. It takes proper guidance, leadership and self-development to navigate the turbulent waters. Jimmy Dean reminds us that no matter what comes our way, we have the ability to react, learn and adapt to these ever-present adversities.
Although our course and destination may differ, the skills needed to complete our journey do not. This skillset is earned through effective training and development. No one reaches their ultimate goal all by themselves. Tools and guidance from a seasoned mentor, who has traveled the same route, are an invaluable resource.
An effective leader makes sure their team understands the attributes needed to achieve success. One must be inspired, engaged and aware that he or she has the power to change their heading. With this awareness and drive, we have the power to shape our destinies and destinations. No one has all the answers or tools needed to succeed on their own. But we know these things are out there and where we can obtain them.
So, what are you waiting for? Plot your course now. Do you know how to succeed in your organization? Are your sails adjusted to give you the best possible heading? And by the same token, if you are a leader, are you providing your team with the right tools and guidance to aid in their journey?
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