On the Value of a Pause

In his recent weekly note, Gary Burnison speaks of the power and need for reflection. He cites his colleague, Kevin Cashman, “Pause holds the creative power to reframe and refresh how we see ourselves—“our challenges, our capacities, our organizations, and missions within a larger context.”

From your first and subsequent plannings of your journey, life happens. People and events add new dimensions, challenges and opportunities which may require adjustments and fine-tuning. A pause provides that time to reflect on your personal and professional journey. It is a time to find and break patterns in your life that no longer serve you. Your pause is an intentional step in moving forward, a preparation for further greatness and meaning, the prelude to a new transformation. It is a stepping stone from the realization of who you are now to the undreamed of dreams of who you can be.

An unknown author beautifully captures this pause in the acronym, PRAY… Pause, Reflect, Ask, Yield. May your prayers allow you to realize a greater you in your selfless serving and your achieving your life’s purpose and meaning. May you take those pauses, enjoy life’s beautiful moments, reflect on all that you have achieved and plan for an even more meaningful, exciting and joyous journey ahead.

May Charles Dickens’ words inspire and motivate your precious moments of pause, “Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.”

Take a pause, my dear friends. Step back, reflect, and reset. Your best is yet to come!

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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One Response to On the Value of a Pause

  1. Jack Beach says:

    Great advice. We learn a lot from our experiences, but we learn a lot more by reflecting on them.

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