There’s a big difference between knowing and doing. We’d all have experienced that I’m sure. If you’re anything like me it’s when those feelings of discontent begin rippling and start draining energy, momentum or ability to contribute. For me, it’s where I find myself asking, am I leading here?
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell
I know soft plastics represent a massive challenge to our environment, clogging up land fill or our oceans, taking decades to break down and having a devastating impact on marine life. But until this past week I wasn’t fully aware of all the options available in the something I can do. I was filled with energy as I implemented a new purposeful practice of recycling soft plastic through the REDcycle program. It reminded me that leadership is in embodiment, aligned with our values, understanding and potential. Making a difference through our daily thoughts, words and actions.
“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” – Ray Kroc
So this is where I’m at, will I now continue to implement this new purposeful practice? It will involve one small choice at a time. Plus, of course, forgetting from time to time. We’re all human, and that’s alright. But if we’re interested in leading (leadership is action, not position – Donald H. McGannon) then the difference between knowing and doing is important to us.
“Earn your leadership every day.” – Michael Jordan