We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade…. And the great issue of life is to harness the drum major instinct. It is a good instinct if you don’t distort it and pervert it.
Don’t give it up. Keep feeling the need for being important. Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
Putting this great quote with a dragon picture is the most obvious/nerdiest thing ever. I get it. But…dragons! C’mon y’all! #leadership
“Trust…trust your fellow actors to support you; trust them to come through if you lay something heavy on them; trust yourself.”
“Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his twenty-fifth year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.”
- T.S. Eliot
“Into the mouth of the wolf”
I plan to face my challenges head on, and with gusto. I might get bitten, but I will bite back.
Will you? How?