Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Are you the pigeon or the statue?

I love the saying that some days you're the statue and some days you're the pigeon. I see this as the truth about inspiration. This was brought home to me the other day on a call with a friend. He mentioned that a certain group he was involved in was no longer inspiring him, I not too gently shared this pigeon and statue principle.

Some days, I am inspired by the company I keep and sometimes it's my job to take the leadership role and inspire. To stay permanently inspired by the company you keep is to have a seriously unrealistic expectation of any community.

I should know, I have spent most of my life leaving communities and relationships that don't inspire me, forgetting this golden rule.

Some days you're the statue and some days you're the pigeon.

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful stuff Matt. Somedays I'm both!

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  2. Would love to hear the debate between the statue and the pigeon where they defend and definie their roles. Who would make a better friend, parent, boss?

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