It is time that we stop paying lip service to the sacrifices of those who have made America great and begin to honor those sacrifices by once again getting out of the way of those unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” To do so is the only path forward. Anything less will crush the very people we seek to protect.
The group of people who have a “mind to grow” is a very small group. The world is made up of those who live to walk the path of least resistence. But for the ones who are willing to grow and learn and lead, there is a world waiting to be discovered and a life worth living!
Our world needs this more than ever right now. To those that have, against all odds, moved forward at a moment in time unlike any our country has experienced, thank you for showing us the way. To those still waiting, it is time to get up, move forward, and take others with you!
Leaders do the hard work of preparing personally so that they are free to help others during life’s most critical moments.
Experts only focus on their reality (the very narrow field of their expertise) but leaders must consider ALL realities. This does not mean that the expert creates conflict; what he creates is the need for leadership!
When you lead with both the truth of what is and the hope of what will be, people want to follow. We are currently seeing what happens when leaders fail to understand this most basic principle. If we will learn from the bad examples as well as the good, however, we will be prepared to lead with BOTH hope and truth when the next crisis comes.
All examples, good or bad, provide lessons that can be learned to lead through the next crisis. Who are you watching, what are you learning, and how will you apply what you are learning in your life? No event is a wasted event unless we fail to learn.
It may be time we add some “Social Media Distancing!”During this time, try to apply the same rules, a kind of “Social Media Distancing”, in your online life so that you don’t simply trade a physical virus for one that damages relationships, perspectives, and hope.
Don’t get so caught up surviving the storm that you fail to consider how you will be remembered when it’s over!
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How do you deal with Fear and Panic? If you are not quite sure, now is a good time to figure it out.
In a country that holds as a founding principle the “Inalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” we must seriously consider why these rights would be denied to the most helpless among us! Although this debate has long been framed as either political or religious, we need to see it for what it really is and ask the question, “What is behind the obsession that so many have with taking the life of, now at least, even those who have been born?”
While the individual histories behind the fight for Civil Rights and the fight to preserve the Second Amendment are not the same, they are each a necessary part of American history. The government of the United States should never remove the rights of its citizens in ways that violate our Constitution. Dr. King and the thousands he led worked to make that truth become a reality and it is the millions of freedom-loving, law abiding, gun-owning citizens of this country that will keep it so.
The desire to be free, to pursue the liberties naturally derived by all men and women, cannot be taken away. When both the government and those who give them the privilege of governing finally understand this basic truth there will be harmony because there will be liberty!