Don’t Just…

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is going beyond them into the impossible” writes Arthur Clarke. It is this that differentiates great leader from their peers taking them from just meeting expectations to delivering the extraordinary, from a mindset of limitations to one of infinite possibilities, from a belief that the ‘what is’ is the start of ‘what can be.’ It is the great leaders’ aspirational mindset and focus going beyond and giving more than the expected.

This sentiment is beautifully captured by Roy T. Bennett in his book, The Light in the Heart. He tells great leaders to Don’t Just:

Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.”

Kevin Cashman writes: “If leadership is the act of going beyond what is… it begins by going beyond what is within ourselves.”  May you just not dream, but do! May you just not exist, but live every precious moment in your beautiful life to its fullest! The is so much more in yourself to discover… don’t just think but ponder – what more you can do to find and give purpose and meaning of your life.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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