Inspirational Infusion

#10 - January 3, 2010

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life

As by the obstacles which he (she) has overcome while trying to succeed.

                                                Booker T. Washington


Welcome, Inspired Traveler!

Visioning success seems to be a fitting and celebratory way of greeting this new year with hope and resolve. So - may this year link all of your passion and possibilities into realized dreams of success! Now, if only my wish could make it happen! We all know that success requires many things and I have been thinking about this and discussing it with both friends and clients over the last few weeks.

My conclusion is that we need to face this coming year with, not simply hope, but strength. Strength takes many shapes in our work and in our lives so, how strong are you?

Are you strong enough to:

  • Listen before speaking - even when you might be the expert in the room?
  • Let others take the lead, in an effort to support their growth, when you know you could get the job done?
  • Forgive the mistakes of those around you in order to unify the team and focus on purpose rather than personality?
  • Take a leap of faith into the unknown and follow your true passion and calling?

If this last year has taught us anything, it has taught us to re-evaluate our values and priorities, to rule with our hearts and souls as much as with our minds and to honor the humanity of those we work with. As leaders working in troubled times, we need strength to lead holistically - to lead with the body, mind and spirit that we are gifted with. To lead by doing, thinking and caring about the whole person or situation we might be dealing with; by taking care of the bottom line ($) through taking care of the top line (our people).

And so, this month - I wish you strength! I wish you to be strong when those around you falter; I wish you strength to meet and overcome the obstacles and forces that would strive to hold you back; I wish you passion to fuel your journey towards success - however you define it. And I wish you, most of all, the strength to do the right thing when others would have you choose differently.

It is the tiny flame of strength within you that will light the bonfire of success!

Have an Inspirational Day! Be Magnificent!


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