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LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE, WHICH MAXIMISES THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A SHARED GOAL.
Friday, July 15, 2011
You have probably heard something similar to, “Live each day to the fullest, because you never know what tomorrow may bring.” Like all sage offerings, there is an element of truth involved here.
For a lot of us, we take the days of our lives for granted. The years go swirling past in a rush of things to do, places to see, and dreams to fulfil. We work diligently, raise our families, and try to measure up to our own – or someone else’s – definition of success. For some of us, we put our heads down, shoulder to the wheel (so to speak) and forget to look up.
Not “looking up” is unfortunate. We need to take the time to savour the experiences of each day, good or not so good, because these experiences inform who and what we are. If we don’t look up, we miss the simple joy of a quiet summer evening. We miss that look of wonder on a child’s face, the first time they discover rainbows in a puddle.
In short, we miss the opportunity to be grateful. Why are the drivers for appreciating life and having gratitude missing from many people's lives? We should not have to experience ‘misery’ to boost our insights into the value of life.
Do yourself a favour this weekend. Begin a new habit. Before the end of each day, stop and soak in the experiences of the day. Let the smile come to your face as you remember the happy and the funny. Plan out what you will do “the next time” for those moments that didn’t come out so well. And be grateful for the time you’ve had to make a difference in the lives of others.
Celebrate today, and face tomorrow with the expectation that something great will happen!