The double-edged sword

When it’s your idea, it’s obvious who is to blame. If things don’t go according to plan, we can all point at the crazy person who suggested this in the first place.

When it’s your idea, you might be applauded for sharing your brilliance. Though it’s rare that we appreciate as much as we criticize, thus the desire for praise won’t get you through the hard parts.

By stepping up and leading, you’re opening yourself up to criticism and praise. Two things many people are not comfortable with.

By stepping up, you are taking a stand for something. Who knows what the result may be, but the practice of standing is what’s important. The practice of standing is what’s scarce and what we so desperately need.

Stand up.