Thursday, November 8, 2012


What do you do that others can follow?  In other words, what behaviors do you model well and what attributes do you embody that people might be compelled to strive for?

It might be something like clean striking or a never-say-die attitude.  Perhaps it’s a level of fitness you maintain above and beyond what’s required.  Or it could even be something not as readily apparent, such as supporting new members with positive encouragement.  It doesn’t have to be something you can necessarily teach, as long as it’s something positive.

Be careful when thinking “people love the way I xyz,” because "xyz" might be seen as something you’re actually not good at – make sure your ego isn’t getting in the way.

I know a lot of taiko players that think they don’t have attributes other people might aspire to, but that’s self-defeatist talk.  Just having passion about what you do can be something that inspires others!

This can be something that drives you to get better or helps you define what you want to be.  Do you want to be known for your teaching ability?  Do you want to be remembered for having great control over your dynamics?  Do you want to be known for taking comments to heart?   These make for great goals.

You shouldn’t only do good things in order to be known for them, but if you’re already doing them, there’s nothing wrong with making sure you’re doing them well!

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