Friday, August 28, 2009

Are you a Leader or a Follower?

Are you a leader or a follower? Are you just content to complain and do nothing about your surroundings or are you just one of THOSE people that really if you gave them a million dollars, they would STILL complain that it wasn't enough. They are never happy with anything. I am seriously tired of all the negativity. If you don't like your job, don't let the door hit you on the way out. Stop bringing the rest down. If you don't like where you live?? Move. If your house is a mess.....clean it. Are you a leader or a follower? Can you make decisions for yourself.....yes. You don't need anyone else speaking for you. If you lie with snakes, eventually, you too will become one. My dad taught me YEARS ago that you are whom you associate with. It goes both professionally and persoanally. Are you a leader or a follower??

Just this week I was a witness and first responder to a car accident. I was sitting at a light to turn left onto a busy highway to head home to mow. It was such a nice day, I was in my own little world. Then I saw this car, in the middle of the intersection, trying to turn, totally out of place. He could have easily hit me. I was was first in line to turn. He turned into the street I was turning out of....a truck hit him and he hit a light pole head on. Crunch. I parked my truck. Turned it off, locked my purse and got out. First on the scene. Not my usual role for sure. I think to be honest....I prefer the bedside nurse role. An off duty paramedic had a bag of while waiting for the cops...we did vitals, got a history...and WAITED. What would you have done....drove off?? Are you a leader or a follower??

I can't say I'm any kind of leader all or any of the time. Who knows how I am really percieved out in the real world. lol. I know I have several, friend, daughter, nurse....I'm trying to raise a son who is respectful to others, to me and knows right from wrong and is a joy to be around. He's my legacy. Lead by example. That is a tough one. I haven't always...can't always....but I'm trying. Are you a leader or a follower??

Be the Best. Care the Most. Are you content with complacency? Just doing enough to get by? Be the Best...Care the Most....Lead or Follow, it's up to you.