The Essentials to Being a Transformational Leader
From the moment you are born you have value. You don’t have to prove or earn your value, it is already there. Value is not dependent on behavior, performance, success, or achievement. You cannot become any more or any less valuable. If we believe this to be true then it must be true all the time. The truth does not shift according to your race, gender, socio-economic status, etc. The truth just is.
We are choosing to step out in boldness and claim that each person on this earth has intrinsic value and therefore, is entitled to fulfillment. So what does that mean?
It means we get to spend our time in a fulfilling way. It means from the moment we wake up to the second we lay our heads back down we deserve to be fulfilled in how we spend our time. And unfortunately, that is not lived out for the majority of people in the workplace. Too often we are left regretting how we have spent our time. We don’t want that for you. We want you to experience the fullness of joy that fulfillment can bring.
Value is tricky. The majority of us attach our value to things we do – our tasks and achievements. Then, when the moment of completion or achievement happens, we either downplay or ignore our value. It is twisted thinking! We believe the lies that we tell ourselves instead of walking in the freedom and confidence of what we bring to the table. We run and hide from all that we are, especially the intangible things that make us precious and unique and often have no immediately noticeable connection to a “thing” we can do for someone. In the traditional workplace experience, our value is a moving target we are constantly trying to achieve. But instead, our value should be the foundation on which we stand. We should be working and serving out of our value instead of striving to achieve our value. We need to re-shift our minds. When intrinsic value is your starting place, you are free to fail, learn, and transform as you work to fulfill your purpose.