The composition planned for this post suddenly changed when I realized the title had morphed into the question, Why Love? Another influence on the change in my plan was a brief, long overdue visit with a friend; the friend who, several years ago, issued a challenge. The challenge was to prove him wrong in a claim he made: The more narrow the focus, the broader the impact. He knew how to motivate this Southerner.
Becoming focused – narrowing my personal brand – had enriched my work and life. Focus intensified my love, my Voice (the one thing I hold so close that must be in each and every interaction). The intensity of my love strengthened my focus. Love flows through my work – only after doing its work in me.
Only those who are totally secure in their love can live thus fully the present moment. -Thomas H. Green in When the Well Runs Dry
The why of my love is embedded in my mission to free the confidence found in the individual leader’s authenticity. My love is focused only as I am present. It is good to remember; a healthy appreciation of the historical building blocks of our story. It is also good to confidently peer into the vision of tomorrow. Embracing the outline – the structure – of our story frees love in the present; the only location where we truly live.
Story lives in your moments, folds into your potential, and unfolds in your love. What is the why of your love?