When I first joined corporate,
I knew I wanted to be the boss
(either of that organization or my own).
The issue was…
my coworkers all had being the boss
as their expressed goals also.
I had a lot of competition.
I felt intimidated,
struggled to stick to my plans,
knowing only one of us could be the boss,
only one of us would be successful.
Then I realized
I was one of the few people staying late
on Friday nights.
I was the one of the rare few
volunteering for the high risk extra assignments.
According to a CareerBuilder survey,
only “about a third of workers
wish to be leaders,
just 7% are interested
in joining the C-suite.”
This has been my observation also.
Almost everyone will claim publicly
that they want to be the boss.
Few people truly want this.
This is true of
writing a book
or starting a business.
Tell a stranger you’re starting a business
and you’ll hear
his plans to start a business.
This isn’t potential competition.
This is dreaming
and often just talk.
Very few will follow through
on their words
Don’t be intimidated by talk.
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