The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Chamber member and Game Time Leadership owner Brook Reinoehl as our November guest blogger.

Get into It

I once heard someone say, “If you can’t get out of it, then get into it.”  Sometimes that just happens to be the kind of day or season a leader must face.  When staring at a tough or unexpected challenge it’s tempting to lower our vision, which will result in weaker connections, less productivity, minimal learning, limited resourcefulness, and tired leadership.

Earlier in life I made a decision to stay in an organization that needed a lot of growth in both internal communication and trust.  It was one of the biggest tests I’d ever faced.  On the days when I would want to give up and not walk through the slow challenges with persistence, I had to remind myself that I valued the health of the organization.  It meant a lot to me.  I really believed I was in the midst of a gold mine.  I chose to live by the motto, “I’m not willing to get out of it, so I need to get into it!”  It helped me many times to change my current attitude and look past the pesky barriers and remember the probable outcome of staying in and moving forward.

Let me remind you today to raise your vision beyond what’s right in front of you and look to the end-zone for a moment.  Can you see it?  Can you imagine yourself in the celebration?  Can you feel the victory and satisfaction?  Now, keep your eyes focused forward, take the necessary shots with heart and mental toughness, keep driving your feet and get through the line with enough momentum to soon be dancing in that end-zone.  You do have an end-zone dance, don’t you?