A colleague recently had a day off to go to Adventureland — an amusement park/waterpark place of fun.  When she went to ride the Space Shot, she saw an elderly woman race ahead to get on the ride.  

Turns out that this spry, 78-year old had made it her goal to ride the Space Shot 120 times that day!!  It was nearing the closing hour, so she had to do some creative “line jumping” to garner another seat on her favorite ride.

What are you going to be doing this summer Saturday?  Hopefully you partake in some activity that activates your passion and gives you a thrill.  Take a lesson from this amusement-park-loving granny and give it all you’ve got!


— beth triplett

Thanks to Jamie for sharing the joy!

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

I'm the chief connector at leadership dots where I serve as "the string" for individuals and organizations. Like stringing pearls together to make a necklace, "being the string" is an intentional way of thinking and behaving – making linkages between things that otherwise appear random or unconnected – whether that be supervising a staff, completing a dissertation or advancing a project in the workplace. I share daily leadership dots on my blog to provide examples of “the string” in action. I use the string philosophy through coaching, consulting and teaching to help others build capacity in themselves and their organizations. I craft analogies and metaphors that help people comprehend complex topics and understand their role in the system. My favorite work involves helping those new to supervision or newly promoted supervisors build confidence and learn the skills necessary to effectively lead their team.

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