The Great Perhaps

March 24, 2014 at 5:02 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” – François Rabelais

It’s possible, no it’s not, but what if it happens, it’s never going to happen, change can be brought about, it won’t matter anyway… Whether this type of dialogue is internal or shared with others, in a private setting or in the public sphere, we all experience times when individuals or groups are open to or closed off from the Great Perhaps. Life’s possibilities involve so much vulnerability, complexity, mystery, unknowns and leaps of faith. We can assert certain beliefs or particular outcomes through dialogues like the one above to justify what action or inaction was chosen in a given situation. These ascertains, whether they are anywhere between hopeful or apathetic, can foster greater engagement and empowerment or can drain energy and connection to purpose.

“LIFE is a gift, I accept it. Life is an adventure, I dare it. Life is a mystery, I’m unfolding it. Life is a puzzle, I’m solving it. Life is a game, I play it. Life can be a struggle, I’m facing it. Life is beauty, I praise it. Life is an opportunity, I took it. Life is my mission, I’m fulfilling it!” – Unknown

Words are often flung around at individuals or groups journeying towards or believing in a Great Perhaps. Idealist, dreamer, optimist, and the list could go on. These words can represent many things, from encouragement, admiration and inspiration, to jealousy, fear and discomfort. An example would be if you watch something on YouTube, or read something online, there are many and varied comments that follow. Some will embrace the Great Perhaps that was explored while others will vehemently tear it apart. Ultimately though, each individual must choose what contribution in life is important to them, and how they will engage throughout their journey of potential.

“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 errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

So with passion, supportive networks and a clarity of values we can walk purposefully into the arena to make a difference for self, others and the world around us. Our Great Perhaps revolves around having the courage to explore the possibilities, discover potential and act authentically as we live our vision of, ‘Informed, connected and empowered individuals believing deeply in their own and others potential’. Through our L.E.A.D. with Courage™ Program we have the privilege of watching participants challenge themselves as they Explore, Discover and most importantly ACT, then hear about the difference that those individuals and groups are making within their spheres of influence. The ripple effect of individuals ‘being the change’ inspires us each and every day.

What’s your Great Perhaps? And most importantly, how are your daily thoughts, words and actions journeying you towards it and inspiring others as well?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adam


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