Fine writing can be like fine wine, it has to sit to reach maturity. Facing writer's block? Sit and let it mature. #onpurpose
"The task of the executive is not to change human beings. Rather, as the Bible tells us in the parable of talents, the task is to multiply the performance capacity of the whole by putting to use whatever strength, whatever health, whatever aspiration there is in individuals."
Peter F. Drucker, The Effective Executive
As much as I enjoyed watching NFL football this weekend, it just isn't the same without the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here is a remarkable series of short soul biographies on people's lives by filmmaker Nic Askew. As you watch these there's a sense of learning about oneself through the eyes of others. The intimacy of seeing into the heart, mind, and life of another is extraordinarily enriching to our own understanding of self.
The direct link here is called, "Second Glance" and is about David Roche
On-Purpose® is a movement of being authentic to the design upon your life, accepting the gift, and making the most of it for yourself and in service to others. Through these films, perhaps, you'll grow to understand and accept you for whom you really are. Knowing your purpose puts words on it… it is a start. The true joy is living into who you are… being on-purpose!
Dim the lights. Enjoy the shows…
In terms of candor and full disclosure, let me go on record saying I did not vote for our new president. I am conservative in my views as other postings on this blog indicate. That said, I place purpose above
party and politics.
Nevertheless, in a few short hours President Obama will be my president. I’ll watch the swearing in ceremony proud to be a citizen of the USA. Here will be our democracy on display to the world. With my support and participation also comes my right to voice an opinion for or against his policies.
Critics are blasting the nearly $165 million being spent on the inauguration. For the leader of the free world to invest all this money to market the peaceful display of our republic at work is a solid advertising investment. Our enemies will see how the transition of power can really work. It is cause for celebration even in troubled economic times.
Like many other citizens, I, too, will offer up my prayers as Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church invokes God’s blessing on this nation, the presidency, and this man and his family. I, for one, am hoping that President Obama proves to be a remarkable president who grasps the weight of the office and hoists it cleanly, efficiently, and effectively. He needs everyone’s prayers.
It is for such a time like this that we need to regain our identity as a nation. In fact, we’re finally well into the American Experiment as the founding fathers, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King dreamed our nation could be. As the Pledge of Allegiance states, “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Freedom, as we know it, rests as a mighty call upon the USA and her citizens. It hasn’t been an easy journey, nor will the road ahead. Regardless, I believe we are heading toward a vision of a “more perfect union” at least in the symbol of an African-American man elected to the presidency. My prayer is that the substance of President Obama’s watch over this country ushers in an era of greater unity and grace among our citizens. In true conservative fashion, being the United States is being true to the founding ideals.