Often times, as we go through life, we try and figure out "the meaning of life." I can't imagine the number of articles and books that have been written about this topic. When I came across this quote today in my gratitude journal, it struck me as so true. When I read this quote by Picasso, it resonated with me.
"The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away." - Picasso
I do believe that there are many "meanings of life," but this one is a profound one. One of the gifts that I have been given is galvanizing people, leading people, and motivating them to be better than they were the day before. This week, I have had that opportunity in many different ways, but one that is very special to my heart.
When I sold my company over three years ago, one of the things that I miss is the opportunity to lead and serve the people who rallied around me to help make our company the best it could be -- to be a company with a phenomenal culture and a level of service beyond the standard. This week, I gathered with our sales team to play "The Leadership Game." The game is designed to create collaboration, build trust, and foster the desire to be a great team TOGETHER. Being with the team, seeing them bond and grow, and to be able to lead the discussion in a way that helps them see how "teamwork makes the dream work" made my heart so full. So, when I saw this quote, it reminded me that I need to keep giving away the gift of leadership and continue galvanizing people around me.
I am so grateful to this amazing team and their desire to rise above the muck of life, business and even family life to grow and become better humans. They are filled with many gifts, and they are working hard to give them away -- to be the light that others can follow.
If you haven't found or discovered your gift, take the time to do it now. Then when you find it - give it away. It will become even more powerful in your life...for what you give, you get back tenfold.
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