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Character Development: Start With Why

»Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in character development | 0 comments

Character Development: Start With Why

What is your purpose for engaging with a group of people or performing a particular activity? Character development begins with defining why. Starting with what you are doing is the outside in approach; whereas, starting with why is the inside out approach, according to Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009). Why is it crucial to our development to start with why? Knowing why we are doing something helps us articulate our purpose, attracting those who align with our purpose, who will be motivated to continue being involved in the face of unpleasant circumstances and insurmountable barriers. Inspiring leadership begins with identifying the underlying reason for pursuing a particular path. What are the two...

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Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

»Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

Do our circumstances in life have anything to do with the satisfaction we experience? “Married churchgoers tend to outscore single nonbelievers in happiness surveys, but health, wealth, good looks, and status have astonishingly little effect on what the researchers call “subjective well-being.” People living in extreme poverty are, on average, less happy than those whose basic needs are met. But once we cross that threshold, greater wealth stops making life richer,” states Geoffrey Cowley (with Anne Underwood), Newsweek, September 16, 2002. Traveling to third world countries and seeing how other people live can give an individual a very different perspective on happiness. I had the good fortune to have parents who valued traveling highly. My dad worked,...

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