Move with purpose…

“Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.”

Alfred Adler

I chose this quote today after reading James 2:14, 17, several times over the past few days and having a conversation at our LifeGroup last night about the value of committed action(s). ‘What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.’ James 2:14,17

From a leadership perspective it is incumbent upon ourselves to create the movement (actions or works) that align with our words. We have to live what we say and believe outwardly through our movements. It’s been on my mind a lot lately as I evaluate my personal leadership in all aspects of life, both at home and at work, and seek to hold myself accountable to a higher standard. That was the thought process from my post on Monday about “The man in the mirror.”

Movement (works and actions) is always what sends the most powerful message. Back to the mirror to ensure my movement is reinforcing my words…

Get moving…

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”

Carol Welch-Baril

I remember a time when I viewed exercise as work, something to be loathed or done only as a matter of necessity. Something changed along the way in life and it has gone from being a necessary evil to a desired passion and a complete need.

Today I have to get exercise of some sort every day or I just don’t feel like myself. It is amazing how much the simple act of a going for a walk or a run can completely change your mind and elevate your thinking. I can’t imagine life anymore without exercise and movement. In fact, strangely enough, now going on a trip or seeing a few days ahead that are going to create difficulty in working out cause me tremendous stress. Amazing how life can change.

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