I haven’t written as much as I would’ve loved over the last few years. I’ve shared some of the reasons I write are here, here and here. Those are not all the reasons, just some. Writing is one of the things I’ve had a desire and, I guess, a fair aptitude for, for as long as I can remember. This is a blog post about an important blog I wrote.
This applies to both life and leadership. There’s the obvious; those things you know you’re about and will never compromise. These are usually things that relate to your mission and values. Though values may take a while to discover and articulate, it is easy to say where you stand when you have.
Mission and values are a rudder. They guide your life, leadership and enterprise. Clarifying them is critical. When your purpose is unclear, resources and energy are either abused or wasted. Sometimes both.
Could it be that we’ve sucked the life out our work because we don’t get leisure? This got me thinking not only about down time but how I approach my work.
Is work something to escape from and leisure something we strive for? By “strive for” I mean, it can become as if all we’re ever chasing is the next vacation, day off or holiday.
“Leisure lives on affirmation. It is not the same as the absence of activity … or even as an inner quiet. It is rather like the stillness
You believe many things for different reasons. It could be that you’ve heard something many times. Another reason could be that you heard from someone you respect and trust. Your own thoughts are also a source of your beliefs. Having said that, here’s why you must never believe what you think:
Debates on what’s possible and what isn’t are always going to be with us. Of all generations we should know better by now. Yet, some skepticism still rules many. Possibility is not about ‘if’ but ‘when’.
So, what makes things possible?