Today’s Coaching, As we reflect on and honor the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s tragic and untimely death, I can’t help but think of inspiration.
Whether you agreed with his positions or not, President Kennedy symbolizes inspiration. He instinctively filled the President’s primary role of “chief inspiration officer.”
Kennedy constantly reminded us that we could be better than we are and our country’s better days are ahead. He fulfilled his aim of a more peaceful, more innovative and more engaged future by: avoiding nuclear war, space travel and the Peace Corps. And he inspired our aim right along with his own.
There are leaders who hold a position and there are leaders who simply lead through inspiration. Kennedy’s leadership continues to inspire generations.
The act of inspiration holds up new horizons by:
- Compelling us to defy the odds and write our own destiny
- Giving us the courage to bypass the excuses and act
- Inviting us to be ever expanding through learning, growing and evolving
This Thanksgiving 2013, I encourage you to be thankful, inspire and be inspired.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy
Behavior /approach to adopt: You can’t inspire if you yourself are not inspired.