Kindness for Leadership

Be Kind, Rewind

Do you remember that sign at Bolckbuster Video? Do you remember Blockbuster video?!

Kindness is simple, yet often overlooked or forgotten in our hectic lives – often in pursuit of the very goals that we hope will give us the life and space to be more kind.

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.  – Og Mandino

Perhaps we need to rewind our orientation toward kindness putting the practice ahead of any result or emotional payday.

What do purpose and meaning have to do with kindness? For me, it’s all intertwined. Kindness has everything to do with purpose, because kindness was my avenue to purpose. We think we need to have a long-term plan set in place, that our life marathon needs to be totally mapped out before we take the first step, but it doesn’t work that way.

Let’s flip that illusion and instead of thinking of the end result, think only about the method. How will I reach my ultimate goal of being filled with purpose and meaning?

I suggest we begin by being kind. Courageously kind. – Nicole J. Phillips

Achieving success beyond our wildest dreams is possible with a kind heart and actions for all.