This is the fourth part in my series on 5 life lessons that I learned from Labor Day weekend in 2005, while volunteering with efforts after Hurricane Katrina.
- Wow, a hurricane.
- Hundreds of thousands forced out of their homes. That sucks.
- I hope someone helps them.
- The church down there should help them.
- The Church should help them.
- Our church should do something.
- I should do something.
- I should do something tangible.
- This process is unorganized.
- Why doesn’t the Red Cross have this more organized?
- Why doesn’t that leader organize things a bit better?
- Why aren’t we doing this or that?
- If I were in charge, I’d do it differently.
- Why aren’t the leaders doing a better job of leading? This is their job!
- Wait, these ‘leaders’ just showed up and decided to do something.
- This isn’t organized. If I were here for a few days I’d do something different.
- Wait, I’m here now. I can lead now. I’m here for a purpose.
Be present in the moment. Don’t criticise from the back seat. Even if you don’t drive for long, be willing to take your turn when the opportunity presents itself.