We must never lose the child within us.  Successful leaders have an inner child that prevents them from being complacent.  They are always at play, changing the rules to fit their next challenge.

In every overachiever, you see the eyes of a playful child with the intensity of a focused professional.

We should all view photos of ourselves from different ages.  Try placing the photographs in front of you starting from the youngest age to the most current year.  Look at your eyes. Do they still have that fire and desire to play?  Our eyes, it has been said, are the windows to our soul. Whether we are parents or business leaders, together we should build the playground of life.  The playground is always open to these children of challenge to play and achieve their goals.

Wherever we stand in our playground.

Whatever we dream is our game.

Children will always play with other children regardless of race or religion.  If a child can look into our eyes and see another child, they will always follow us to their goals and dreams.  After all is said and done, isn’t life just a game?  And, who better to play a game than a leader with the spirit of a child.

Children are often fearless.  They try different things because they believe they can accomplish every goal they attempt.  They look at pessimists with a strange and confused look.  They wonder why someone would speak of defeat prior to the start of the game.  We hear people talk about adults as role models for children.  Perhaps, children can serve as role models for adults.

The eyes of a child are the message center to the soul of achievement.  Enjoy the game and never regret the result.  Continue to seek new playmates that possess the drive and determination to never take you or themselves too seriously.

Do we still have the eyes of a child?


Author: Creating Six Degrees

Anthony C. Gruppo, CEO Northeast Region, is responsible for leading all employees, divisions, and operations for Marsh & McLennan Agency – Northeast. Here he is focused on leadership, strategic position, and organizational development. Prior to coming to the Northeast, Anthony led companies in the Southwest, Southeast, and West Coast. Anthony is the author of three books centered on personal and organizational development.

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