Good afternoon everyone,
I recently watched a great video that touched me dearly and wanted to share it with you today;
It’s about a runner, Derek Redmond, who competed in the 1992 Olympics. He got hurt halfway through his race and instead of giving up, he continued and gave everything he had to finish the race. You will notice his dad jumps on the track to help him at the end. Being a new dad myself I love seeing this type of unconditional love the father has, running through security to help his son. I’ve been lucky to have a great dad myself and I want to follow in his footsteps.
I think being a dad resembles being a leader. You have to lead by example no matter what the circumstances! Giving up is not an option. In this video, Derek Redmond & his dad finished last…BUT, more importantly they finished!
Claude Hamilton, has helped me become a better person on my leadership journey. In a way, he has been something like the dad in this video. Helping me choose to keep going even when I didn’t feel I could. I see many people get on this same journey with loads of potential and unfortunately they don’t use up that potential. What holds them back? I’m not sure, maybe fear, laziness, lack of desire. To be a great dad, great friend or great leader, we need to be more like role models. What you do with your life, your kids will be greatly influenced by it. Remember the quote “your actions speak so loudly, I cannot hear what you say”.
Therefore let’s lead by example and FINISH what we started. I hope you chose to run to the finish line with me!
See you in Ottawa!