Are we brave enough to call out our blind spots?
Over the coming months, I’m committed to writing a long-form op-ed that asks bold, brave leaders to provide their perspectives on our most critical blind spots and what they see as the key fundamental, forgotten truths most needing to be remembered at this time.
Blind spots defined as areas that are uninformed, prejudiced, or unappreciated.
We don’t know what we don’t know.
What got us here will not get us there.
The blind spots that I’d like to address to kick-off this conversation are:
TO SHIFT SOCIETY, WE MUST SHIFT THE NARRATIVE.
We have all heard thisquote:
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
Yet we are unsuccessfully attempting to change our actions without changing our words, thoughts, and beliefs around these actions. Sustainable, transformative change is only possible when we believe it is possible.
SOLUTIONS COME WHEN WE FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS.
Paraphrased proverb, “You are what you think.” The solutions we need now won’t be found in a focus on the problems. We cannot be caught up in a blindspot of busyness, distracted by media, and tail-spinning lower rather than up-leveling higher and expanding into all of who we’re here to become.
BETTER DECISIONS ARE MADE BY WHOLE, HEALTHY LEADERS.
We keep hoping, expecting, even foolishly anticipating better decisions by broken leaders. It makes no sense whatsoever to me. What if our job – our only job – is to heal? Better decisions are made by whole, healthy leaders.
Let’s start here.
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If you are ready to continue this conversation now, I personally invite you to our November 6 FireCircle 2020, A Reunion with Reverence.by