“I did a bad job.”This is how Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens described his performance after the Celtics were eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2019 NBA playoffs.When was the last time you heard a prominent business or political leader make this claim? Leaders may acknowledge that there are problems and challenges for their organization. It is rare to hear someone own the failure of their performance like Stevens.
A new stage of life can come from an awakening of our self-understanding. We begin to see ourselves differently and clearly. The result is that we may have to make a change in one or more areas of our life.
To be a person of impact first requires the desire to be a person who lives a particular kind of life. A life where a difference is being made that matters beyond just what people think of you. It is not about being impressive or becoming a celebrity. It is about the change that is created through how one speaks, thinks, acts and relates to people.
When we experience unhealthy relationships, we are faced with a transition point that we should not ignore. Just like the health of our bodies needs care, so too does the health of our organizations and communities. When our bodies become unhealthy, we take steps to restore our health. It may require simply relieving stress, and providing better nourishment and rest. Or, our body to be healthy may require surgery to remove, repair or replace a joint or organ that is essential to our health.