Your Online Math Professor

April 24, 2010

Seize the day!

Filed under: Approach,Attitude,Leadership — yourmathprof @ 6:20 pm

Carpe diem.

Seize the day – seize the opportunities that life affords.

I want to focus on one aspect of that statement in this post.

Namely, I want to write about being decisive.

Ever notice how most people act when you present them with a choice, say, where to go for dinner?

“Oh, I don’t care. Anything’s fine with me.”

“Well, there’s the Mexican restaurant right down the road, and the Italian bistro around the corner – what are you in the mood for?”

“It doesn’t matter to me. You decide.”

I used to get frustrated with others who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, make up their minds, and who would leave the decision-making to me.

But then I realized something.

Most people are, by nature, FOLLOWERS.

They don’t want to assume the mantle of leadership.

They don’t want the responsibility.

But I do.


In crunch time, I want all eyes looking towards ME.

In basketball terms, I want the ball in my hands.

I want to take the game-winning shot.


Because you can’t be the hero in life unless you’re willing to be the goat.

What about YOU?

Are you the type who says “Give me the damn ball!”

Are you ready to seize the day?


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