“In a literal way, men rule the world. And this made sense a thousand years ago. Because human beings lived then in a world in which physical strength was the most important attribute for survival. The physically stronger person was more likely to lead. And men in general are physically stronger; of course, there are many exceptions. But today we live in a vastly different world. The person more likely to lead is not the physically stronger person, it is the more creative person, the more intelligent person, the more innovative person, and there are no hormones for those attributes. A man is as likely as a woman to be intelligent, to be creative, to be innovative. We have evolved, but it seems to me that our ideas of gender have not evolved.”
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
According to the philosopher Montaigne, “The great and glorious legacy of a human being is to live with purpose.” As 2017 inches closer I find myself wondering more and more about my purpose and whether the actions I am taking are in sync. I keep circling back to serving humanity in an intentional and deliberate manner. If the work I do can not uplift mankind, preferably in a tangible way, it should ,at the least, improve their ability to gain financial stability and employable soft skills.
I think thats why the focus on training and development keeps circling back in my notes. There are a few audits to be taken and I am curious to see how aligned 2016 has been with my inner compass. I suspect some remedial work will be on the ‘to-do’ list.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;…who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
Excerpt From: Brene Brown. “Rising Strong.”
Ever feel like that? It’s one of those days.
*quote by Oscar Wilde