For most people, we have grown accustomed to them to the point that we just go about our daily business without giving them much thought. However, some people seem to be quite enamored with their little friend that doesn't serve much purpose other than to collect some lint and dust from time to time.
How do I know they are captivated by their navels? I have seen them staring at them, paralyzed to the point of not being able to do anything else. Enthralled to the point where they were unable to make eye contact, unable to speak, and even turned shades of red around their face.
Now that I think back to situations where I witnessed these navel gazers, they were always times or circumstances where I needed some help, a few volunteers, someone with a specific skill, or even a colleague who could step to the plate and help me with a task.
Maybe that is why they kept staring at their belly. It definitely wasn't the fact that they weren't capable, or talented, or able. For whatever reason, they just didn't want to.
So, there they stood, gazing at their navel. Paralyzed to the point that they couldn't help me, couldn't offer a word of encouragement, couldn't band together for a common goal, couldn't live out their calling in life. They just left me all alone, feeling like I was the only one who cared!
Don't get me wrong, I have worked with many wonderful colleagues over the years, but there have been times when I secretly wished someone else would help. Times when I knew that others around me could pull off a task with much better skill or enthusiasm.
So, take a minute to think about whether or not you are a navel gazer. Get off your backside, offer some help, give a kind word, tackle a task with gusto, and lift up the leaders in your school. They need it as much as anyone.