You’re a good person, right?
You generally treat people well, your intentions are good… heck, you probably even pay your taxes on time and avoid speeding whenever the cops are watching. And that ought to count for something, right?
Ok – so that’s a little tongue-in-cheek. But the point is that it’s pretty easy to be “passively good.” I’m not saying I’m personally any different. It’s human nature to wait in the wings and let someone else go first.
On the other hand, you want to be someone worth following. A person of note. A leader of leaders.
I know you see this coming, right? There’s a conflict there. You can’t be passively good and expect great things. There needs to be some risk involved, and you can bet there’ll be some skinned knees and bloodied noses along the way. [Continue reading]