“(I’m this way because) I’m an Engineer/Architect/Lawyer/Advertiser/Blogger.”
Within the past week, I’ve heard all of the above excuses for behaving in a certain way in a group of unknowns and possible uncommons.
In my career, I’ve witnessed behaviors that warrant the same verbiage.
Junior players refusing to step up to the plate because it’s not in their job description.
Senior partners acting as if they no longer need to know how to swing, run or catch (as long as they know how to pitch). As if they are allowed to be excused from practicing and improving once they hit a certain title.
Once you stop becoming better and challenging yourself, you simply begin to lose where you once won.
By stepping out of the game, you are allowing others to get ahead, no matter who you are.
Perhaps that’s where we’re really seeing the difference between the 99 and 1%. Those at the top refusing change no longer feel obligated to pick up a bat and play the game. They simply want to bark orders and remind everyone how big their balls are.
What they haven’t realized is that Soccer is rising up on the old fashioned world of Baseball. And soon enough, those balls will get kicked.