The other evening in my leadership class, a student shared in their final presentation the following quote: “ I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!” Soren Kierkegaard
As we consider what brings us joy and satisfaction, it is rarely about “things” , “titles” or other forms of external rewards. It’s always where we see ourselves offering our unique gift or contribution; it’s more often than not, when we have the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. In fact, today I had a conversation with a beautiful young woman who is working in a job that on paper should be fulfilling. Yet her experience of her work is that there is too much to do, not enough resources and certainly not enough opportunity to connect with her team members, clients or community. Does that resonate for you? If so, what are you doing about it?