We cannot focus on everything and be effective. Yet in the 21st Century the call to do just that is seductively loud. From the core of desire and intent, we are persuaded to rendezvous with goals of purpose.
The Power of Commitment
“Concerning all acts of initiative … there is one elementary truth … that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The moment of change is when we make a commitment. Intention expressed in commitment results in a flow of smaller commitments providentially moving us to the impact of our desire.
Commitment brings together desire and intent and initiates the energy to take in providence.
The Power of the Individual
Whatever you desire to do for others, you must be able to do for yourself.
Collective life honors the uniqueness of each individual as the power to make the collective whole.
Taking the path to simple authenticity may be one of the hardest things you ever do. It requires acceptance, respect, and presence.
The Power of the Present
For maximum effectiveness of intent, put your what before your how.
It is supremely important to know the story we desire to tell. My friend Dan taught me to ask, “What is it you need to measure that will let you know you are indeed telling the story?”
The answers to this question lead to not only effective measures, but to further strategies of impact. Finding the right measurements allow me to know I am telling my intended story while validating that my focus is indeed working.
To focus on present behavior is to be mindful of impact; the story unfolding. In present focus we make the intangible tangible for those we lead, influence, and serve.