When I was in kindergarten there was a very prestigious position to be held. It was the goal of goals and the highest platform a mere mortal could ascend to.
The line leader got to . . . lead the line. That’s right. You were the first in a line of 25 children, leading them into exciting and adventurous places like the cafeteria, the playground, and the bathroom. Oh the power you could possess!
Each day, our teacher Miss Sylvia would choose a new brave soul to lead our fair class, and then they would get to wear a button on their shirt all day bearing the sacred name of Line Leader. It was a glorious tradition passed down from generation to generation.
I remember sitting in my seat as she would walk by and my heart would be racing. I’d be saying internally, “Please pick me! Please pick me!” And every couple of weeks, the gods would smile upon me and I would become the chosen one. And it was awesome.
The students used to think it was based off of how good we’d been or how smart we were. We were too stupid to figure out that the students were selected by alphabetical order. I guess that’s one advantage you can have over kids who don’t know the alphabet yet.
I wanted to serve my class. “Please pick me!” Nowadays, when I see opportunities arising to help others, I say internally, “Please don’t pick me! How do I avoid this request?” I’ve gotten pretty good at walking backwards and slipping into the darkness like a ninja.
I’ll admit it: I’m a selective good person. If you talk to people who know me, some may tell you, “Oh he’s been so great to us. Always willing to help in any way.” Others will likely say, “He’s surprisingly never been around when I needed him, and I didn’t realize it until you said something and now I hate him.”
It’s funny how many of us are selective good people. I’m trying to be better and keep my life open, but it’s a work in progress. So many people will tell you, “Go chase your dreams!” But really what they mean is, “Go away from me and chase them!”
It’s easy to endorse someone, but it requires a lot more to invest in someone. That’s why I’ve started to recognize who is an endorser and who is an investor in my life. To be candid, I don’t have many investors.
It’s a prestigious position in someone’s life to be an investor, and you probably don’t have many of them either. Sometimes we think someone is an investor when really they are just an opportunist. It hurts when you find out the difference.
We have to be selective on who we invest in and who we let invest in our lives. I hope you have made smart investments.
I’m not asking you to invest in my life, but I do have an opportunity for you to be a selective good person. And it’s super easy.
You can leave a review for my book.
That’s it! You don’t even have to finish reading it first. If you haven’t ordered it, you can get it on Amazon right now in print or Kindle format. If you’ve signed up on this email list, I think you’ll enjoy it. Then, just go leave a review.
It’s so easy and it will make such a big difference to the success of the book. I read somewhere that once you receive 50 reviews, Amazon will take notice and start to do their own promoting with it.
So there you go. That’s it. Simple huh? How much easier is it to be a good person right now than to leave a three sentence review? I’m not even asking you to help me move!
Be a good person and start here.