I had a friend who often said “Vision gives pain a purpose.” There is great truth in this simple but deeply profound statement. I’d be willing to endure hardship, sorrow, and even pain if it meant the fulfillment of a dream or at least a step in that direction. What pains might you need to endure in order to see the vision for your team or organization fulfilled?
I recently had a good friend pass away. It got me thinking – death is a part of life, and sometimes life cannot happen without a death first. Often times we do not like the topic of death, but it seems that death has the potential to be a good thing, depending on how you look at it. Death doesn’t have to be literal, it can be the death of a way of thinking, the death of an unhealthy relationship, or the death of certain behaviors and/or patterns. It also doesn’t have to be sorrowful or complicated, especially when there is hope. Consider a seed, unless it is planted in soil it cannot die, and unless it dies it cannot produce its fruit. So, what needs to die in your life or in your business, so that good life and fruit can happen?Here’s to bearing good fruit in all you do!