Clear Confident Leader Weekly Observer, Issue #34
From the Greenbelt of Boise, Idaho, Flowering pear blossoms falling
The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.
– Alek Wek
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
– Tom Peters
I participate in a Mastermind Group that meets monthly. We focus on developing our professional skills as coaches, business and career development, transitions, and in navigating the challenges we each bump into in the course of our lives.
It is a wonderful community of practice and learning. We coach each other, provide support and encouragement and serve as accountability partners for each other in pursuit of our individual commitments.
This month we considered three questions:
- How do I practice living my commitment the best I can each day vs. having it be something I’m working toward in the future?
- Where is my energy focused – on the future or today?
- How do I leave each day enriched from the practice of my commitment?
Thinking through my responses to these questions awakened me to how much of my time I spend on doing things for something better in the future. I frequently over-focus on the future to the neglect of celebrating what is in the present, today.
This past weekend it was a pleasure to slow down and celebrate a gorgeous spring weekend, one of my son’s birthdays with family, and Easter.
It was a good reminder to focus on what I can do today, and celebrate the practice of what I care about with the people with whom I live and work.
How do you leave each day enriched from the practice of what you care about?
Let’s create a better future today!