Tuesday, March 09, 2010

U Rock!

20 plus years ago the term "You Rock" became popular as a compliment. Last year I saw a Credit Union was hiring "Rock Stars". Last week, I got an email thanking me for something I did, and they said, "U Rock".

But can we really rock?

Seth Godin shared his thoughts:

You rock

This is deceptive.

You don't rock all the time. No one does. No one is a rock star, superstar, world-changing artist all the time. In fact, it's a self-defeating goal. You can't do it.

No, but you might rock five minutes a day.

Five minutes to write a blog post that changes everything, or five minutes to deliver an act of generosity that changes someone. Five minutes to invent a great new feature, or five minutes to teach a groundbreaking skill in a way that no one ever thought of before. Five minutes to tell the truth (or hear the truth).

Five minutes a day you might do exceptional work, remarkable work, work that matters. Five minutes a day you might defeat the lizard brain long enough to stand up and make a difference.

And five minutes of rocking would be enough, because it would be five minutes more than just about anyone else.

(Image from http://darisa.wordpress.com/2006/11/06/pope-rock/)

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