Even when you don’t think so. Somebody is watching you. Somebody is always watching every little move you make, every step you take, every vow you break. (Wow, I broke into a lyric there for a second.)
Such is the stuff of thrillers and horror movies. But the same is true of the daily and the mundane. Someone is always watching you. That is certainly the case for me today as I sit in a waiting room this morning. As I am waiting, I look up in the corner of the room at the ceiling line and there it is. A little surveillance camera. Someone at a little monitor somewhere in another part of the hospital is watching me. I can’t imagine a more boring job.
This was a gentle reminder that, even when you don’t realize it, someone always has their eyes on us. That fact is also a gentle reminder that folks are influenced by what they see in us.
The Power of Influence
As a leader, do you understand the power of your influence? Do you comprehend the ramifications of what you say and what you do? As young parents, that was one of the most sobering realizations that we encountered. Those little eyes were always watching us. They watched us in the good times and the bad times.They saw us react to the everyday events and the significant or life-changing events. That fact alone kept my attitudes under control.
Do you grasp the implications of how you do what you do? Leaders have a tremendous impact on the lives of the people that they lead. This is true in business and it is especially true in our personal lives. A good leader can make a person feel as though they can accomplish anything. On the other hand, a poor leader can destroy the self-esteem of those they are called to lead and serve.
As a leader, you are always being watched. Consider that today and be careful.