We couldn’t agree more Madame Secretary.
things to consider
Regardless of your political affiliation, Barack Obama shared a moment in his victory speech that left us, well, speechless. All morning our re-elected President’s words have been ringing through our ears.
“…I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.
I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.”
This passionate definition of hope seems to be the very essence of the entrepreneurial spirit. No doubt we will be posting this quote where we can see it daily to remind ourselves of what can be, and of who we can become.
May we individually strive to realize that stubborn thing inside that insists, and may we collectively hope for an America filled with people (all people) able to freely pursue their calling–that’s our hope.
While I have know that being grateful is a noble way of life, I have recently become more aware of what it means to live in this disposition. When I am grateful for what I have and have been given, I feel grounded. And when I feel grounded I am at peace. It seems to me that an attitude of gratitude is more than being satisfied–it’s ultimately about being at peace with your present life. Imagine what can emerge from us when we create from a place of peace.
The intention of the above poster is to motivate us to do the hard work that’s required to see our dreams realized. My take was slightly different.
In order to be able to dream of what can be, we need to be in a place, emotionally, spiritually and physically, where we can be creative, energized and inspired to think about the possibilities.
For me the quote above is actually a reminder that in order to dream we need to make sure that we are in working condition. We need to understand that trying to do it all, all the time, does not a dreamer, or doer make. Take care of yourself, and healthy, fulfilling dreams will begin to emerge from a healthy YOU!
“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
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My new travel/work schedule has made “doing things” even more vital to my business. There is less time for long meetings and conference calls and the focus needs to be on implementing the things we’ve been planing for and talking about–will talk more about that next week so stay tuned. Bottom line here DO THINGS! Clarity is found when we are in motion.