Last night I caught a few minutes of the TV gameshow Jeopardy. One of the clues was a great reminder for leaders.
The clue … WHITTIER WROTE, “OF ALL SAD WORDS OF TONGUE OR PEN, THE SADDEST ARE THESE” 4 OF REGRET THAT COMPLETE THE LINE
The answer … IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
The lines come from Whittier’s poem, Maud Muller. It is about two people who missed an opportunity for love, only to be left thinking, “It might have been.”
Scary words for a leader. Think about it. A month has now gone by in 2015. Are you already thinking, “It might have been?” I hope not.
As you go into this last weekend of the month, I encourage you to spend some time looking back over January opportunities left undone. Make the necessary changes and then go into attack mode as you enter February.
If you will, when the coming month ends, hopefully you’ll be able to say, “I did it,” rather than, “It might have been.”
Leadership Begins at Home,
What needs to be your top priority for the coming month?
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