Peg moments are those times in life when other people have used verbal elephant training to tie you to your past. You don’t have to accept their pegs.
An elephant is trained from birth with a single peg. Throughout life each of us will likely receive dozens if not hundreds of pegs from other people. These “verbal pegs” come in the form of criticism, judgment, accusations and condemnation.
When someone judges your talent as a seedling against someone else’s at full maturity rather than seeing it as potential, the might peg you as a failure.
When someone declares you to be “just like ________” (insert name of someone hateful or unappreciated) the might peg you as an outcast.
When someone cannot see your positive attributes, your character strengths and your willingness to do good, they might peg you as a waste of time.
You are free to pull up those pegs and move on without them.
Leaders should work hard to not place pegs in the lives of their followers or team. They should also be on guard to help pull up any pegs which are revealed.
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