This was tweeted today by George Raveling, a basketball coach:
“Question?? What have you done in the last 24 hours to contribute to your personal growth and development?”
It’s a good question.
Perhaps you have constructed a daily routine that has activity devoted to personal growth and development. Such a list might include:
Podcasts for development
Creative endeavors such as painting, woodcraft or making something out of old pallets Regular meditation or prayer Teaching others young or old Giving time as a volunteer Coaching a youth league team
You get my point. What are you choosing to do to help you’re growth.
I’m reading a book called “Primed to Perform”. It lists motivational characteristics of high performing teams as contrasted to those which don’t perform.
The theory describes a condition called inertia as one of the worst things for a team. Inertia means there is no purpose, no plan, no fun, no creativity. Inertia is drudgery and routine. It’s going through the motions.
Here’s the premise:
If you don’t have an answer to the “what have you done to grow” question, there is a great chance that inertia has crept in.
Inertia isn’t standing still. Inertia is slipping backward.
If inertia is slipping in, you are moving toward a negative space.
If you’ve settled into inertia, everyone around you probably wishes you would come up with a better strategy.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.