In golf terms, the word push means a tie. I remember my Uncle Norman, my dearly missed hero, taught me the term when I was 11-years old. I used to go golfing with him every weekend from sunup to sundown. As I got older, push became a major goal of mine when I played golf against him. To just tie him was a win.
A tie in many other arenas is considered a loss, especially in the NFL (for the fans more than the players).
Yesterday, I was taught a cool lesson about push but not the tie definition. In this case, push meaning motivating and encouraging kind of nudge.
I was told, for the first time, that some people don’t want to be pushed. I’m okay with that idea in everyday life. However when I join communities who have a mantra of digging deeper and pushing harder I wouldn’t expect to be told to “layoff” of pushing people. What’s that about?
Lesson learned, some people don’t want to be pushed even if they sign up for personal development tribes.
But for those in my circle (tribe), first rule of being in my circle is that pushing is encouraged. Second rule is it’s not my circle, it’s our circle (tribe). And third rule is that the source of pushing is because we care.
So keep pushing…. Push it real good….