With this initial post, a new journey BEgins. This blog will focus primarily on leadership and personal fulfillment. These are two items that go hand in hand, not separate topics. There is a great deal of information readily available on what we should DO to be a leader, or DO to find personal fulfillment for ourselves and others. But it really starts with who we are and who we want to BE.
Set aside the to-do list for a moment and focus first on the to-be list. Be clear on who you are, and who you want to be.
“Leadership is a matter of how to be not how to do.” Frances Hesselbein
“One danger of doing is completion. The beauty of being is that becoming is a delightful journey.” Dan Rockwell
When you tackle the to-do list, let your work be an out-pouring and reflection of who you are.
“I have always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.” Lily Tomlin
“Be Yourself. Everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde
“Your most important job is to be you. Because that’s something nobody else can do. … Live each moment with the courage of your uniqueness. Be amazing at being you.” Ralph Marston
Be a leader.
There comes a time for each of us to lead. When your time comes, don’t let the only thing stopping you be you.
“Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do.” Max DePree
“Throw yourself into life as someone who makes a difference, accepting that you may not understand how or why.” Benjamin Zander
Leadership isn’t top-down. That’s position. Leadership is inside-out. That’s passion.
I have been sharing my ideas on Twitter, as in the last quote above, and have been learning greatly from others. With this blog I hope to expand the conversation, explain some of the ideas I have squeezed into 140 characters or less and learn all the more from you.
If we haven’t already met on Twitter, I invite you to join in the conversation there as well. I can be found as @Cybuhr.
Let the journey BEgin. Please, join me.