Think. Believe. Dream. Dare. — Walt Disney
It is wisdom to know others; It is enlightenment to know one’s self. – Lao-Tzu
The world we live in is complex. Knowing how to make a difference in today’s world can be complicated.
There is no one correct way to make a difference and contribute. One step in the process of making a difference or contributing is ‘knowing your self (yourselves)’ as a person or as a group of people.
The following are questions that may be of some value for thinking through some of the issues and concepts that might be worth considering as you are moving toward making a difference or contributing with others to impact the common good.
What am I (are we) offering to others or to society?
How do I (we) want to make a difference?
What do I (we) represent?
Do I (we) have a clear mission/dream/desired state?
What is the scale of my (our) mission/dream/desired state and can I (we) meet it? Is it wide enough? Is it too wide?
Can I (we) talk about my (our) mission/dream/desired state with clarity and feeling?
Do I (we) have a passion for my (our) mission/dream/desired state?
In what ways can I (we) help to bring about change(s)?
In what ways am I (we) good at working, thinking and creating with others?
How can I (we) build upon my (our) current abilities to serve the common good?
How might teaming up with others make it so more of my (our) mission could be realized?
Self-awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes. It enables you to keep growing. – Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan