Accomplishment… Bridging the Gap

If you are questioning your accomplishment…

There’s a gap…  

Accomplishment GapA gap between you and your greatness.

A gap between where you are, and where you could be.

A gap between where you dreamed you’d be when you were a child, and where you find yourself.

It’s not always obvious.  Like you can see it out of the corner of your eye, but when you turn to look – it’s not there.

But you can sense it.  And sometimes, if you think about it too much, it bothers you.  Like longing that’s tinged with fear.  Or homesickness.

Sometimes you pull out a blank sheet of paper and brainstorm ideas for what else you could – or should – be doing.

Sometimes you start a conversation about feeling ’empty’ with a close friend, and then it kind of peters out, ‘cos it feels silly – or childish.

You’ve stopped watching the news, because it depresses you.

Maybe you started a family thinking that might fill the void.  And it did… to a point.  But not the void you thought.

Accomplishment You’ve tried things – lots of things.  Different qualifications and courses.  Different jobs in different industries.

Maybe you’re hanging in there, waiting for the promotion, or the leadership role.

All the advice you get (mostly from middle-aged white men) is “be patient, you’re still young” and “you need more experience”.

And the thing that scares you most? Dying without having made a difference.  An impact.

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness” ~ Zig Ziglar

…the answer is leadership

There are two things I know for a fact to be true:

  • The world is a complicated place; and
  • You are a fabulous, unique and talented individual.

I’ve known these things for a long time.  But recently, I put the two things together and something wonderful happened.  An idea was born.

“What would happen if all the unique and talented individuals in the whole world turned their attention to the world’s problems, and assumed the mantel of leadership specifically with the purpose of solving those problems?”

I have a hunch.

Accomplishment HopeI have a hunch that something wonderful would happen.

Because by my careful calculations, even if you and all the other fabulous, unique and talented individuals in the world were only a little bit successful at solving those problems – only moved the dial on each of them by just a small fraction – the world would be immeasurably better off.

So how can we bridge the accomplishment gap?

Too often, leadership literature focuses on leadership as part of a job.  A role.  A power-based-position-with-authority.  Leadership becomes something you apply to a job.

The consequence of this is that it implies that leadership is a fancy title.  Something that is granted to you by somebody else.

Something that you have to wait for.

But that yearning you have?  That yearning is your desire to have an impact on something that matters to you.  Right now.

For that you need to lead.  Not from a position of power, but from exactly where you are now.

And I want to help you.

So I’m going to write a book specifically for you.  It’ll be out early next year (28 February 2018 to be precise).

If you’d like to know more, please sign up for my newsletter (I don’t spam, just a weekly newsletter) where I’ll keep you up to date on progress, test some ideas, and even share a preview or two as we get closer to launch-day.

Let’s do this!

2 comments

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement Mel – there’s still plenty of water to go under the bridge!

      I might need to recruit you to my launch team if you’re keen!

      Best wishes
      Rebecca

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