You Have to Become It to Get It

You have to become it to get it” – words spoken by a seasoned coach to her client. These words mark the beginning of every great leader’s journey: self-understanding and purpose. It is the joyous work of starting with an end-in-mind and, step-by-step, transforming from who you are to whom you want to become.

An unknown author suggests, however, another path to our becoming: “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything…. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you.. so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”  Whether the choice of achieving our life’s purpose is one of becoming or unbecoming, may we remember Hal Elrod’s gentle counsel: “Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become.” May we continue our magnificent journey of becoming more than we ever dreamed we could be… more… and so much more.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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