When you hear the phrase, “hope for the best and prepare for the worst”, what do you think of?
I think of how unrealistic those two extremes are. The best and the worst are really not likely going to be the real life outcome.
Our country is more divided than ever. It is heartbreaking in so many ways. However, I don’t want to focus on the heartbreak but rather the good that I still see in the world.
Each month I host a Zoom call “3-C’s: Charity, Connections, Civility”. This is based on The Philadelphia Statement. If you haven’t read it or signed it, please consider taking a moment to do that now.
Over the last few days I have seen so many people trying to do their part to use their influence to make the world a better place. You are more powerful than you know. John C. Maxwell says “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less”.
How are you using your influence? Are you being intentional about how you connect with others? Are you taking personal responsibility for how you lead/influence others?
Things are not hopeless.
Another great quote is from Ronald Reagan.
Maybe the best thing you can do with your influence right now is to not stir the pot of conflict. Be on the look out for how you can really make things better.
Here is a link to an article that really highlights the point.
I love the line from the article: ‘Today, instead of complaining about something that isn’t working, consciously ask yourself, “What action can I take to make it better?”’
If you are not already committed on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm CST. (next meeting is November 11th, 2020) -- then perhaps one action you could take would be to participate in my next “3-C’s” meeting. Just send me an email and I’ll add you to the invite. My goal is to get different voices, perceptions, and experiences so we can practice talking to people that are different from us.
As always, if I can help you with anything, please let me know.
Schedule a “get to know each other” Zoom meeting!
Playlists — music can change your mood, enjoy some of the songs that encourage me.
The Identity Key — you can purchase my book on Amazon.