Good to Know-Good to Go!

mary oliverWhat we do matters. Our thoughts, emotions, and actions come along with our knowledge. Caring about others, working toward positive outcomes, and creatively empowering the people around us adds beauty to our lives.

It’s so easy to get caught up in minutia. Details are important but are secondary to the larger mission. Our dream is in play. The purpose of our life pushes and pulls us toward excellence. Setbacks are invitations to clarify. We reassess strengths and weaknesses, assets and liabilities, risk and reward but we will not stop. Our hearts and heads collaborate to reach the goal against all odds. There’s enough inspiration to plow through the darkest day. Enough life-giving energy to manage expected and unexpected challenges.

We value our teams, tribes, and people. We keep things in check. The earth shattering invention, the roll-out of new sophisticated technology, or the novel idea will not be driven by greed or personal gain. We anticipate profits, we must have monetary increase, our projects simply have to succeed. But not at the cost or sacrifice of our relationships. People first is the operational motto. If we conquer the world and lose the ones we love what have we achieved?

We’re busy. What we’re doing is important. We are pressing to accomplish good things. Long hours and hard work can be ever so taxing. Destiny beckons. The limelight shouts our name. We are compelled and driven to make the deal, secure the sale, and process the order. We prepare to make the presentation. We deliver like a boss. We feel it in our bellies. We nailed it. It didn’t work out. What went wrong. Disbelief sucker punches us in the gut. We get another opportunity. It works out this time. Celebration and relief permeates the air we breathe. Ah, the sweet smell of success.

We leave the office, job site, or place of business and head home to the real reasons we try so relentlessly. We never quit because we know the people we care about are depending on us. It’s in our DNA to provide, nurture, and protect them. Delivering emotional support, intellectual stimulation, and a safe place for them to grow, learn, and prosper is priority number one. Even if you’re single you can stop by and hug your grocer (with permission of course) or swing by for take-out and compliment the crew. We can love what we do and we can love why we do it.

You are love. In relationships, business ventures, and casual acquaintances. Love is the foundation we stand on. In every role our dominant characteristic is love. We might fly high or sink low on any given day but if we love in all our ways we see the world as a friendly transcendent experience. Anyone can make ugly, be difficult, cause havoc and harm. But not us. The facts are on our side. If we give love we get love.

Love matters most. It’s good to know – and your good to go!

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