Dear Why Team members,
Do you live in vision or in circumstance? This question is often asked by Dr. Kevin Elko. James Allen shares that "Adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it." So it is via this revealing that we can get busy with the building. No one asks for character building experiences, but in hindsight we can see how challenging moments in our lives have come to serve and mold us. Simon Sinek shares that "Leaders think differently, believe differently and challenge the status quo".
One need only observe what the majority is thinking and challenge that status quo to be in the mind of the leader. The leader knows the way and it's often the road less traveled. What do you lean into during difficult times? Where do you place your faith and confidence? And do you have these qualities when others need them most? As a member of the Why Team, we are each called to lead, especially in times of uncertainty - be it for a given individual or for a larger collective. If you have the ability to comfort just one other person, you are in a position of leadership. When...
"What's & How's" appear to fail us in the short term, lean into the "Why". And as shared in the previous Why Team Weekly, consider in moments of doubt, your self-efficacy. You have been here before. What did you learn? And how may that lesson serve you and others today. Life is always to be celebrated, "Where there is life, there is hope" - Stephen Hawking.
Bring forth your hope, confidence and belief in the face of adversity and you will find a greater purpose in your life. Serving another in their time of need is a healing balm, both for them and for you. Few things reveal the meaning of our lives than those times when we can be of support and encouragement to our fellow man. The Why of our lives is best found in the most trying times of our lives. Be in vision, not circumstance, see the possibilities and opportunities that adversity has revealed - including and maybe most importantly - to be more of what others need now.
Make it a great week,