Focus on the force…

“Your focus determines your reality.”

Qui-Gon Jinn

It seems appropriate to use a quote from a Star Wars character on May the fourth. I imagine most folks won’t know the source (I didn’t either, in full disclosure), but the wisdom within is powerful regardless of whether a “reel” person said it.  

You can apply this to almost every possible expenditure of your precious life energy.  

If you focus on the things that make you angry, you will be angry. 

If you focus on the people you love, you will feel love.

If you focus on the things that don’t matter, your life won’t matter.  

If you focus on being a force OF good, your life will be a force FOR good. Maybe there is something to this “force” stuff.  

May the force be with you…

Don’t be a tool…

“You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.”

Publius Syrus

Reading this I am reminded of the old saying “you can a lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.”

The ability to get things accomplished isn’t based on titles and roles. Real changes comes through effective leadership and this is based on the strength and quality of the relationships that are intentionally fostered and developed. Without carefully and genuinely taking the time to build a real connection with others, you will never have the influence and impact that is otherwise possible.

If you don’t do this, then direct force is the only tool at your disposal. Seems to me that having a toolbox with only one tool in it is a pretty dumb idea. You’ll end up frustrated, and so will your horse…

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