Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Brother Dillon

What does a good leader look like?

A good leader is someone who is in the trenches. Someone who does the work right along with the rest of us. Someone who inspires others by being the best "ordinary" worker there is. Then when I'm wondering how to best do my own work, I can look to the leader and say, "Hey, I can do what he does."

My brother Dillon is one such leader. He has initiative. He jumps right in. He does what is right. I would want him to be my leader because he's ordinary. Not ordinary as in boring, bur ordinary as in, he's exactly what all of us should be. What I should be. The world would be a better place if more people were like Dillon. Going out there, doing what you know to be true, doing it every day and not slacking. No hesitation when called upon. No dilly-dallying (although we like to call him Dilly Bar). Putting in the hours, doing his best.

I hope I can follow Dillon's example in my own life.

Happy Golden Birthday, little brother. You're my favorite brown-eyed sibling, and the best 20 year-old I know.

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