A New View of Hope

So often we hear people say the words: “I hope that I….” To those words is an immediate response from great leaders: “Hope is not a plan.” These words beg a call for action – to move from simply wishing and hoping for something to an actionable response for that which is desired. It is in these brief feedback moments that great leaders teach and serve others to embrace movement toward a dream rather than simply a speculation about it. It is a mindful shift from hope to attainment, from dreams to reality.

Alexandra Trenfor writes: “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” Great leaders serve others by opening their eyes and heart to possibilities they can create and dreams they can achieve. Stephen Covey’s definition of leadership beautifully captures the role of great leaders: “Leadership is communicating to people their worth and value so clearly that they come to see it in themselves.” As you serve others in helping them discover the magnificence of their gifts and life, may you remember and share with them the words of Rumi, 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist and Islamic scholar: “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an entire ocean in a drop.”

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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