May 30, 2013

Inspiration — Helping Others See The Finish Line

The following is an excerpt from the 100Pedals Workshop — The Four Wheels of Personal Leadership.

If you’re going to inspire me to follow you what does crossing the finish line look like?

I don’t care that you’re going to give me a medal.  Emotionally, spiritually, physically — what am I feel when I cross that finish line.

Exhilaration, joy, crying? Am I going to have a bunch of people cheering with a band playing and celebrating.  Tell me what it [success] looks like so I have a vision of the outcome.  Because if I don’t have a vision I can’t do this. 

You can put as many bricks in the bag. You can ask me to carry them, and I’ll carry them for a while; but, those bricks are going to get heavier every day.  I’ll carry as many as you need me to give, as long as I know what’s in it for me emotionally, spiritually, physically.  What does “getting there” mean?

We can hatch all the business plans we want. If we don’t inspire other people to follow us — so what? 


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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.