The people I work with know I like good quotes. I have a wall in my office where I place some of my favorites. I leave them up because they inspire me. On different days, certain quotes reach me and help me gain some perspective in the face of challenges.
I apologize for the Harry Truman quote, but I got it on a birthday card a few years ago and while kind of gross, it is good advice.
Last week, I was inspired by one of the magnets containing the following quote from our great former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt:
Do one thing every day that scares you.
It’s on the left side, third from the top.
I have been working on this blog now for over 2 years, and while it’s been great to write a little bit I can’t help feeling like there are bigger opportunities possible from this platform. In other words, I think I have found my voice and I want to share with more people.
In that moment of inspiration I searched online for leadership blogs that accept guest submissions. I found a leadership blog, managed by Liz Strauss, that fit that mold. I sent my post idea to her and she accepted. It was exciting to get this feedback so quickly! Here’s a link to see the post.
I think the key learning for me here is that it is not so hard to find your voice and contribute to the practice of leadership. In other words, I took a shot down the field and completed a pass. It’s not all that scary after all.