Present Purpose

In her presence, simply no one questions her purpose. She is Kathryn Tucker Windham – Storyteller, Selma, AL … and she tells stories; beautiful, rich, true stories. Her stories vividly illustrate the balance she learned from her father and that is experienced in her presence:
Listen
Learn
Laugh
Love

In the spin of that cycle, it is clear that the end is also the beginning spark; Love. Kathryn learned to listen because she accepted the gift of love. As she opened to learning, she applied the knowledge gleaned in support of loving more deeply. Kathryn learned to laugh ‘with’ … and in her presence there is plenty of restoring humor.

How one interpret’s Kathryn’s purpose is as unique as that person. Her purpose is experienced in the moment as she tells us stories.

Purpose is alive and active only in the present. Know this: Your Desire & Intent as a leader is good and is where you find the roots of your authenticity. As you live your purpose with presence, your authenticity grows and is fruitful in the world.

This is both the end and beginning of your love as a leader. And if you have an issue with love in leadership, I challenge you; try it on. Be present with it. Then judge for yourself.

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6 thoughts on “Present Purpose

  1. I had not thought of this before, Jeff, that purpose is alive and active only in the present. How very true that our purpose is only there if and as we express it. Thank you for a very moving and thought-provoking post.

  2. Jeff, it’s baseball time! Today is opening day for the pro’s but the little ones have already been hard at it practicing. Do you know why this post reminds me of baseball? Because you can see the love my son’s ball coach has for those young men on the field. Yes, he is their leader, but I was so impressed as he high fived the kids who struck out as well as those who scored in Tuesday night’s scrimmage. Absolutley love and leadership go hand in hand.

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