“Dare to be great” is a great phrase! It has been running in my mind for many decades.
I believe it is the title of a book about Glen (Ted) Turner’s life or program; not sure which. I’m not a fan of Ted Turner. He’s the super rich guy who started CNN, married Jane Fonda and owns millions of acres in Montana I think; nor have I read his book. But I like the phrase, “Dare to be Great”! I like it a lot.
I like it because it’s a call to action. It challenges your comfort zone. It speaks to YOU! It speaks YOUR language. It is a highly personalized challenge. Great, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I use that phrase myself often. It pumps me up and tells me to get off my duff. Let’s pick it up a notch Jack! Let’s do something BOLD!
I have met many business owners through out my life. Now that I am coaching small business owners on how to make their business better I am fully engaged with them. Most of the owners I have met get so immersed in the day to day running of their business that they don’t take the time to reflect on where they are taking their business. One of our favorite times during our coaching process is when we have the business owner develop and read a ten year vision for the company. They smile and feel good, even giddy, about their business when they are looking ahead that far. Anything can be accomplished in ten years. Feeling good about what you are doing and where you are going is fun. A leader who is having fun with work will transfer that feeling to all those who work with him.
Where do you want to take your company? Is it bold and exciting? Are you having fun? “Dare to be Great”!