Saturday, June 16, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month #16: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

Migraine Awareness Month #16: "Lead, follow, or get out of the way." Which role fits you and why?

Honestly, I have to say I fit all three roles. I once had a boss who gave me a cartoon that sums me up. It was one of those Maxine cartoons – that funny old lady cartoon.

It said something like this: “Do not walk in front of me for I may not follow. Do not walk behind me for I may not lead. Just leave me alone.”

This was given to me way before I knew my Migraines were actually Migraines, but I think it explains a lot about me and my Migraines. Depending on what stage my Migraine is at, I may lead, I may follow or I may be beside you. If the Migraine is really bad, chances are I want to just be left alone.

I think my blog shows examples of the different roles I have fit into along my journey. There are times I am leading the way with a fresh idea or leading someone new down a path to follow to help them. If I come across great leaders, ideas, plans, articles or documents, I will follow them in an attempt to help myself and share to help others.

My favorite part is when we can all work together to accomplish a goal or as Steven Covey would call it in his sixth habit, synergy. This is the habit of teamwork and finding new solutions to old problems together. Where people bring all of their experience and expertise to the table and collectively the results will fare better. Although I do more ‘get out of my way’ lately, luckily there are a lot of people around here who have good synergy and are always looking for more people to jump in with great ideas.

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by


joanandriahsreviews said...

Great Post. Thanks for sharing. I get migraines with my fibro and lupus and when I have one, why can't everyone leave me alone LOL! I put on an eye mask and also Eye Candy ice bags, they are about the size of tea bags. I also put an ice bag at the base of my skull. Helps alot. But yes, LEAVE ME ALONE> No I didn't want something 10 min ago and I don't want something now. shut and lock the door PLEASE~

MigrainePuppet said...

Thanks! It can be so hard to take care of ourselves during a Migraine and we don't need to worry about hurting someone who wants to help too. It just is so much easier to please leave us alone... :^)