I heard it for years from my parents.
From my grandparents.
From my teachers.
From my coaches.
From my principals.
From my preachers.
From my bosses.
What did I hear?
"You are being watched. All the time."
Mostly the watchers are friends, loved ones, adoring children...
But not always. Our enemies and those who wish us ill watch us, too.
As I became a husband, a father, a grandfather, a teacher, a coach, a mentor, a principal, a superintendent, a boss, I found myself often and forever reminding the folks within my sphere of influence that they were being watched, too.
Mostly by their friends, loved ones, adoring students...
But not always. Their enemies and those who wish them ill watch, too.
Since our actions really do speak FAR louder than our words ever do (or will), it is well worth the effort to spend a little time reflecting on what all those others are seeing when they watch us.
What are you seeing?
More importantly, what are they seeing?