Celebrating what’s right with the world!

July 1, 2012 at 2:43 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This week I was meeting with a Principal and the conversation was much more than just how Explore Discover Act can support the learning and leadership journey of his students. In discussing Explore Discover Act’s programs, vision and values, the Principal was able to describe his vision for the school and the daily thinking and actions that were being implemented to support its realisation. This open discussion led to a sharing of ideas and resources, like inspiring videos and books. Opportunities to connect like this with individuals or groups is a motivating element of our shared journey of potential with our clients and other members of the communities in which we work.

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

The Principal suggested I watch one of his favourite videos on YouTube. He described how it resonated with his way of thinking and guided for him actions that he was implementing within the school culture. He made connections as to how what I was outlining about the programs, vision and values of Explore Discover Act resonated not only with his own thoughts and actions but also this video. As I am constantly on the look out for inspiring resources, I was eager to watch ‘Celebrate What’s Right in the World’ by Dewitt Jones when I got home that day.

Dewitt Jones is a professional photographer who spent 20 years working for the National Geographic. He describes in this video his experiences, interacting with the natural environment and human beings from all corners of this amazing planet. These experiences were a powerful teacher for Dewitt and formalised his thoughts and feelings around the way he views life and vision. The energy, passion and creativity that is evident within this video is carved out of the maxim, Celebrate What’s Right in the World!

So much of our own programs, vision and values did resonate as I watched. Explore (the possibilities) Discover (your potential) Act (authentically) goes with us each day as we walk out into the global village. This and our belief in the potential of each individual through connection to self, others and the world around us guide our daily thoughts and actions as we move towards our vision of a global village of informed, connected and empowered individuals. Dewitt Jones uses his experiences, belief and vision as a way to inspire others to formulate their own authentic vision and engage in positive thoughts and actions to journey towards it. We too strive to fulfil this mission.

Enjoy watching this inspiring video and consider what fuels your energy, passion and creativity. How can you celebrate what’s right with the world each and every day?

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”  – Ivy Baker Priest

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