It is said that to launch an arrow it needs to be first pulled back before it can soar. In this simple metaphor, great leaders see the immeasurable value of stepping back before moving forward as they undertake another part of their magnificent journey. It is that precious moment of pause they take to inhale, laugh or reflect before proceeding. It is that magical erratic movement on the path of continuous growth. The experience of each drawback and pull deepens, hones and broadens their skills as they stand as master archers of their destiny. It strengthens their confidence as they see and feel the tangible evidence of their abilities grow with each pull of the arrow.
Henry Thoreau wrote: “You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” May you fill your life’s quiver with precious moments of steps back… to retrench, reevaluate, rejuvenate and rejoice. An unknown author wrote: “No one has ever won a game of chess by taking only forward moves… sometimes you have to move backwards to take better steps forward. That’s life….” May this life be yours also. Launch your arrows to bold and daring goals becoming more than you ever dreamed you could be… and more… so much more.
Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!