June 13, 2020
Tuning Into the WHY and PURPOSE of Being the Leader of a Team


If you are the leader of a team in your school, business, or organization, you have your work cut out for you. Leading a team is a task that will take time, focus, resilience, patience, adaptability, and a good sense of humor. Towards that end, check out quotes below and choose one that most resonates with you. Then, contemplate it's meaning. How does it relate to your challenge of leading a team?

1. "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." -- Nietzsche

2. "The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder." -- Thomas Carlyle

3. "Purpose is what inspires you to get up in the morning." -- Betsy Smith

4. "Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure." -- Paulo Coelho

5. "There's no better exercise for the human heart than reaching down and lifting someone up." -- John Holmes

6. "The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

7. "If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path." -- Brene Brown

8. "You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose." -- Abraham Lincoln

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9. "Above all, be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it." -- James Allen

10. "To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind." -- Seneca

11. "Nothing is more likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life." -- Victor Frankl

12. "The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving." -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

13. "True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." -- Helen Keller

14. "It is not enough to be busy. Ants are busy. What are you busy about?" -- Henry David Thoreau

15. "Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart." -- Rumi

16. "If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

17. "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." -- Albert Einstein

18. "If you prepare yourself at every point as well as you can, you will grasp the opportunity for broader experience when it appears." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

19. "What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question." -- Margaret Atwood

20. "The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -- Ayn Rand

21. "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." -- Albert Schweitzer

22. "What power there is in our service when our actions line up with our mission, skills, and joy." -- Mary Anne Radmacher

23. "A hero is someone who has given his life to something bigger than himself or something other than himself." -- Joseph Campbell

24. "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." -- Mother Teresa

25. "Instead of asking yourself 'Do I have time for this?' what if you tried a different question: 'Is this a priority?'" -- Savannah Ivanitski

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at June 13, 2020 09:35 PM

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