“The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.” Henry Miller
I was stuck. After pulling into a parking space that I should have backed into, I came out to my car and discovered I was almost completely parked in by the Porsche that was just a little too close for comfort. (My car is older and doesn’t have a backup camera with the cool green, yellow, and red lines to gauge distance). After many futile attempts to get out on my own, I decided to look for help.
As fate would have it, a couple of construction guys were walking to their truck. I said, “I can really use some help backing out my car.” One came over immediately. He didn’t laugh or make fun of me – he patiently guided me back and forth out of the space until I was clear (and left the Porsche intact!) I thanked him enthusiastically, he smiled, waved, and went back to the job site.
Heros are everywhere. They are willing to pitch in – if you’re willing to ask for help. The “asking for help” part is sometimes where we get stuck. Be okay with asking for support when you need it. You’ll get the assistance you need, and the other person will feel great for being able to be a “knight in shining armor” for a few minutes of the day.
Today I’m grateful for the stranger who took a few minutes out of his day to help me get out of a tight space (literally!) Also, I appreciate you!
PS – What can you do today to make someone’s day?
PPS – There is no one-size-fits-all solution for engaging employees: https://youtu.be/x5ro27WehhU