Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. – Patrick Lencioni
How easy is it to get caught up in a culture of the strength, confidence, and control? Social media will feed articles similar to the type I like, around the clock news reinforces my perspective and Google can provide an article to support any position.
When I was younger I was I was firm in my position and steadfast in my plans; but I was also restless and frustrated.
Now I find peace by eliminating frustration that comes from unmet expectations. For me it’s learning from, but letting go of yesterday; it’s gone, can’t do anything about it now. Planning for tomorrow, but being flexible with the path of life.
I still have standards, but they are standards on my behavior, because the only control I have is the moment I’m in. How will I react to a real or perceived hurt? Will I try and understand the perspective of someone whose opinion is opposite mine? Will I build people up or tear them down?
I’m VERY far from perfect, but I claim it and like it! It’s freeing to be vulnerable, letting go of me. When I chose to use my perspective (or some would call bias) to ask questions seeking to understand and really learn from another, I find a sense of unity and peace like Tom Brady and the Patriots must have felt during 2nd half of this last super bowl.
A calm that WE can overcome regardless of the healthcare whirlwind.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” Brene Brown
God thank you for the strength that comes from weakness and vulnerability.
David R. Baumgartner, SPHR, SSGB, CNA
VP Spirituality & Sacred Six
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