Saturday, January 12, 2013
Share the Load
“It's not the load that breaks you down,
it's the way you carry it.”
- Lou Holtz, football coach, ret.
I'm not much of a football fan, but I liked this quote for our Silver Award girls. The quarterback doesn't carry the weight of the game alone. He has an entire team to support him, and under his leadership, their team wins! In the best of all possible worlds, that is!!!
Our girls going after the Silver Award, while having the responsibility for the entire project, need to distribute the weight of the work among team members. She is not alone! She has the support of parents, leaders and advisors as well as the leadership responsibility of the Take Action Project AND the team she has built to achieve her goal. She also has the support of the team, to help with the Take Action Project.
We want our girls to have the opportunity to lead, learn by doing and work cooperatively with others. We want them to have the chance to be a project manager, team leader, cheer squad and success story. Encourage them to use their team well, so that the girl can truly make the world a better place. It's great experience for the future.