Just finished my eighth presentation to my Vistage Buddies - titled Triumphs and Trophies. An inspiration came when A.S. said that I was in the spotlight this month. It all came together after a recent viewing of Lewis and Clark's PBS special, breakfast speech by Joe Gibbs, the recent read of "Triumphs of Experience", watching the Emmys, and the comeback win of the America's Cup Team (down 1-8) victory, I began to think about the Trophies we get in life.
Answer this question:
Dad (or Mom), As you reflect back over your lifetime........ What is your greatest accomplishment?
This lead me on a journey of thinking of my accomplishments, and the fourth Life Strategy Principle that Kerry and Chris Shook suggest in their book "One Month to Live" --- "LEAVE BOLDLY - creating a legacy that will impact generations".
But are they really your accomplishments - is it really all your trophy? Think about your acceptance speech - who is (and was) a part of your trophy network?
Now - think about how many acceptance speeches YOU are mentioned in ( YOUR HIDDEN TROPHIES!). Maybe just a smile of acceptance, a word of encouragement - something you may never know had an impact.
"Your Hidden Trophies are your bold legacy of eternity"