I shared this on LinkedIn, but will share again here because this principle applies to so much more than our careers. We can simply accomplish so much more together.
Often times, solutions thought up in a vacuum really don’t make a difference anywhere. However, when you bring together many minds and perspectives with the like goal of finding real world solutions, the possibilities are ENDLESS…. Because collaboration matters and teamwork is EVERYTHING!
We collectively gasp at yet another news blast of what we thought was a success story ending in tragic pain.
And…. where one well-known story ends, thousands more slip quietly into the dark night of despair.
All the while…. we smile for another selfie while masking our own pain.
As one who has literally been talked off the ledge of life more than once, I now stand on that same ledge and shout, “This has to end now!”
I’m not talking about ending in yet another tragedy. Rather, let’s write a different story by shining the light of transparency and authenticity on our pain so true healing has a fighting chance.
Let’s say “goodbye” to building a life of lies through social media fronts or pious religious displays of fake faith and strength.
Let’s be real even if it means letting others know we’re really hurting. And let’s be present for each other beyond a few “likes” on social media.
Let’s stop play-acting and heal together.
Ok, so…. When I saw this, it made me laugh. But it made me think, too. Could our lack of decision-making actually be a lack of faith in the fact that God is still God if when we don’t make the best decisions?
“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who ‘worry their prayers’ are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.” –James 1:5-8 (The Message Paraphrase)
“Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!” –Hebrews 12:1-3 (The Message Paraphrase)
May sunrise breakthrough darkness today as you follow firmly the path whispered to you by Father’s voice.
You may want to look up the #TedTalk, “Why #SocraticDialogue should become our #BusinessCard” by Sira Abenoza on #YouTube and take a listen
Really good stuff!
In life and in work, are we actually dialoguing or just talking?
There’s a difference.
If we want to #dialogue, we have to trust and #OpenUp. This seems to be in opposition to so many other #BusinessModels teach. But it may very well be the only one that works!
So… I’m typically not into the whole Royal Wedding thing.
I believe our culture’s fascination with pomp & circumstance, celebrity, and fame causes us to miss out on encounters with the everyday amazing in our own hometown.
That being said, it really was an amazing ceremony!
In our families, communities, and careers – it’s time to
Let love lead the way!