We're smack dab in the middle of winter. For many of us, the clarity we had at the start of a new year is getting a bit cloudy. Here are some questions and articles to help you find your true North and get there.
Amelia Earhart Out of the Fog by Rena M. Reese
In an autobiographical accounting of Amelia Earhart's historical flight in the Friendship called, 20 hrs., 40 min., she described her experience of flying in real fog for the very first time. She explained that it was very "disquieting" and virtually impossible to know what the plane was doing. She told of how she would be flying in circles or even upside down and not know of her position in space. She said the absence of outside landmarks leaves the pilot to count on physical feedback--such as noting if your seatbelt seems to have tightened or if your feet have dropped back from the rudder.
Read more about the gut wrenching way she navigated out of this mess and the parallels for navigating your own life>>
The Top 10 Most Empowering Questions by Larry Lipman
Let's cut to the chase.
If you answer or ask any ONE of these questions below, you or the person being questioned just might gain the insight needed to solve some vexing problems.These are great questions for kids and adults and can be asked at home or at the office --- you choose the situation.
Hitting the Bull's Eye by Sandra Ford Walston
Hitting the bull’s-eye means being on target. The term was used by seventeenth-century English longbow yeomen in small hamlets. After church services they immediately held archery practice since this was the only time when many of the archers could gather. A common target was the white skull of a bull, and the aim was to hit the bull’s-eye.
Before practicing the skills needed to hit the bull’s-eye in your life and work, you need to know that you’re aiming at the right target—then act with courage. Here are three bull’s-eye strategies>>
The Importance of Connection by Michael Lee Stallard
Understanding why U2 has thrived for so long provides insight into the factors that make groups of all types and sizes thrive, including families, sports teams, social sector and business organizations.
Lead singer, Bono, has stated that when one of the band members is in need, the band rallies around to support him and they put that need above the performance of the band. The band's motto is "everybody gets out of here alive." It’s no wonder that one of U2’s most popular songs is entitled, “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own,” a song that Bono wrote with his father in mind.
The most dramatic example of U2's support for one another occurred when the band campaigned during the 1980s for the observance of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in America. Bono received a death threat that warned him not to sing the song “Pride (In the Name of Love),” a song about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at an upcoming concert. He described in an interview that as he sang the song, he closed his eyes. At the end of a verse when Bono opened his eyes he discovered Adam Clayton literally standing in front of him to shield him from potential harm.
Bono says, “People with a strong sense of family and community…are always very strong people.” Read more about connection along the way to reaching your goals>>
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