Marilyn’s gift has been with me now for more than fifteen years. I am a strong visual thinker; and she knew that. We would be in a conversation and I would begin to talk about some future desire regarding our work as leaders. Marilyn would look at me with expectation and ask, “Jeff, what does that look like?”
Without fail, her question would bring me into the present with the requested visualization. Her question settled in the present – a key step to reaching any vision. A positive visualization of our story together assures creative and sustainable present action. It is this positive seeing that drives Rob to give his gift in each and every interaction.
The day prior to writing this, I called Rob to congratulate him on the change in his role. However, he couldn’t contain himself as he passionately told me about the recent success of a peer. I happen to know how much support Rob has given this person over many months.
The voice of a larger purpose speaks to you through your core where your deepest values reside. Conscious of these purpose-giving values, Rob hears the call to a new confidence. Rob is teaching others how to stay focused on collective desire in the reality of the day-to-day.