FIRE!! What are you running to get?? Water? Baking Soda? FIRE?!?!?!
Do we really believe in the EXTREME leadership we are currently emulating EVERYWHERE???
As you are posting, reposting, and taking sides, have you asked yourself when in life has EXTREME really worked? When has extreme scenarios made anything of value look good?
Too much food: Obesity. Too little food: Starvation.
Too much money: Greed. Too little money: Destitute.
Too much water: Flood. Too little water: Drought.
Too much work: Exhaustion. Too little work: Purposeless.
Too much revolution: War Too little revolution: Tyranny
A fire by itself is not a problem. A fire burns OUT OF CONTROL when it is FUELED by other elements: Wood. Paper. Oxygen. Wind. Fuel. Gasoline.
So my question to you is....what are you fighting your fire with? Do you have the RIGHT elements to control the fire you see before you, or are you throwing anything you can find at it in hopes of putting it out?
Do you have TOO MUCH HURT, ANGER, DISBELIEF, PASSION, RAGE, ANXIETY? Are you living on one end of the EXTREMES and struggling to FIND THE RIGHT TOOLS?
We have to fight the fire in front of us....not fighting at all would be TOO LITTLE FIGHT. I realize many people see a LARGE FOREST FIRE, and may BELIEVE that it is time to get the flame thrower out. Do YOU AND I REALLY fight fire with fire?? NO!!!! We try and NEUTRALIZE the fire before it gets out of control. I BELIEVE we aren't there yet. I BELIEVE we are all STRONGER, BETTER, and RICHER IN SPIRIT to take a moment to get the RIGHT TOOLS for the fire in front of us.
If you are a FIREFIGHTER, and know how to FIGHT FIRE with FIRE....
I will TRUST YOU...even if I disagree.
I haven't been trained, so I will continue to use the tools I know, combat the fuel the best I can, and work tirelessly to ensure the PEOPLE who could be burned by the fire are protected.
I don't want to see ANYONE burned by the fire...do you?
Thanks for stopping by. These are my musings on a number of leadership thoughts. It is my joy to expound upon my experiences and values.