Take Your Soul To Work: Day 1 – Thriving
“The book of Psalms opens with the words “Happy is the person . . .” We begin this book with what it takes to flourish as a human being. “One is like a tree planted besides streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, whose foliage never fades, and whatever it produces thrives” (Psalms 1:3).
A person who thrives yields fruit and can see what he or she has grown. The foliage never fades; the leaves are evergreen. At every natural cycle, the thriving tree embodies the activity of the season and shows productive results. Every part of the tree is achingly alive. But there is something else that is extraordinary about this tree that, on the surface, may seem very ordinary. It is planted beside streams of water.
Given its placement, success seems likely. Often we fail to thrive as leaders because although we have the requisite skill-sets or talents, we place ourselves in situations or among people who get in the way of our flourishing. They diminish us or stunt our growth. We forget that thriving is also about creating conditions for success: the sun, water and soil of our leadership. We put ourselves in the shade with an inadequate water supply and wonder why we are not flourishing.”
“Surviving is not thriving. Surviving is a skill set. Thriving is also a skill set. Having spent many years of my life in the surviving category, I can tell you that surviving is situational while thriving is a state-of mind.” (Kenyetta Mills)
Are you in a place where you can thrive in your leadership?
What can you do right now in your leadership to create the conditions to thrive?
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