I make my rounds on the social media sites, commenting on public forums, or managing some of my pages. I can honestly say, that every post I read, will illicit a response from me, whether good, bad or otherwise. I don’t comment to be condescending or a know-it-all, moreover to give my thoughts, albeit outside of what the original poster may want to hear, or any subsequent readers/posters.
Today, of course, I found another one, but it wasn’t anything that stood out, but did illicit a response from me, a couple of times. After posting stuff on that forum, I got a bit inspired to write a blog post. Not to call anyone out, but just to expound on things a bit more than I would like to. It’s like cheering for your favorite team…you cheer differently while at the local watering hole, than you would at home. You are still a fan, but your cheering is more [INSERT ADJECTIVE HERE] that at the other, but you get the idea.
As I was saying, sometimes, you just have to see what’s on your plate. We go to the buffet, poke through the stuff that we want to eat, put those tasty morsels on the plate and go back to the table and sit down. Your dining partner sits down at the same time, and you look at their plate and say something along the lines of how you want what they have on their plate, before you even taste what’s on yours. You worry more about what the other guy has, and what you may be missing out on. See “having your cake and eating it, too”
A few posts ago, I talked about what I need to do with my Scouting career to be more successful. One of those things was to appreciate what is in front of me. I worried all the time about “the Scout that got away”…and lost my focus on the Scouts that didn’t. In the past few weeks, I have seen the benefits of being happy with what I have now, and not worrying about what I can’t really have.
It’s helped my program, almost 10 fold…advancement in the last 3 weeks has exploded. The PLC has met 4 times to re-work the plan to where they are satisfied. Scouts are happier, and the leaders, both adult and youth, are really getting it this time around. Not all PLCs are going to be great…some may not even be good, but when trying to make things successful, focus on what’s attainable, and not the could-be’s…