Saturday, June 16, 2012
Migraine Awareness Month #16: Lead, follow, or get out of the way
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 www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.