Monday, December 8, 2014

Rediscover Individual and Shared Purpose

Right now many people act as if they are a community of one. This me-oriented society is digitally connected to thousands and yet at times feels completely isolated. These individuals do not understand the difference between personal connections and connectivity. The former is the foundation for the later.

As an executive coach, I listen to a fair number of people who worry about their companies, their future and their ability to make a difference as a leader. My challenge to you today is to ask yourself the following questions when you are worried: 

- What gets you up in the morning? 

- What is your passion? 

- What kind of day do you want to have so you can go to bed with thanksgiving and wake up the next morning with gratitude?

When visiting with people who are living their passion as leaders, I notice one unique observation. They make family time a priority. They do this by creating new and celebrating old family traditions. It seems that these traditions ground them, and remind them of the purpose of their life. I believe these positive traditions create a shared sense of purpose which renews them at a deeper level.

This holiday season, I encourage you to make family time a priority. Create new traditions and celebrate old ones. It will bring a sense of purpose back into your life journey.

Geery Howe, M.A. Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer in Leadership, Strategic Planning and Organizational Change Morning Star Associates 319 - 643 - 2257

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