5 for 5 blog – Snow days, fireplaces, and reflection

12 Dec


Two things finally arrived this week: winter and the end of budget season.

The middle of the US has basically been getting snowed on for the better part of the weekend. For me, other than trying to squeeze in last minute Christmas shopping, it was a great weekend of to have a fire in the fire place and think back on this year. And the one thought that came to my mind was:

“Perseverance matters….always.”

If you are doing work that can make a difference for your company, your customers, or your internal clients, you will meet resistance….often it will be outright rejection. But if you believe in your WHY, your vision, you keep showing up day after day after day.

It would be easy to throw in the towel at the first objection, but leaders stay with it. Most importantly, when the WHY is bigger than themselves, you have to push forward. And in time, you will find a breakthrough, the recognition will come, and you will be entrusted with bigger responsibilities (and challenges).

So keep after it. Be brave. Persevere.

Here are this week’s 5 for 5 articles:

Are you looking for an answer or are you asking about impact? – by Jason Fried

Leaders Can Turn Creativity into a Competitive Advantage – by Tim Brown

This is How to Create a New Habit: 5 Secrets From Research – by Patrik Edblad

You Don’t Need a Master Plan — You Just Need to Start – by Bryce Roberts

What would you do with the IQ dial? – Tim Urban


all the best, kevin