During a webinar that I was facilitating, one of my participants, David Palmore, quoted a former boss of his and it makes so much sense I just have to share it here:
It's a supervisor's job to remove obstacles and excuses.
-- Mark Howard
It's so easy to find excuses - "they won't listen anyway," "it's above my pay grade," "I'm not good enough for that..." and yet what do excuses ever give you?
You don't have to think too long on that because the answer is nothing. Maybe less than nothing because excuses take away opportunity.
We're not always fully equipped to do the job we need to do. We often lack resources needed to achieve our biggest goals. People push back and give us second thoughts. There are walls everywhere. But we can climb those walls. We can dig under those walls. We can go around those walls. And, when we need to we can pound thru those walls. No wall is worthy of an excuse, and no excuse is as tough as a wall.
Instead, let's move. Let's act. Let's go.
Wherever we are, let's start there.
-- doug smith