No One Is Watching And No One Is Listening

oneAs I write today’s blog, I am on a flight to Orlando, Florida to complete a training seminar with the John Maxwell Team as a coach and speaker. If you’ve been on a plane at all, you know the pre-flight routine. The flight attendant asks for our attention and begins giving the spill: buckle your seat belt, your seat is a flotation device, a mask is going to fall from the ceiling when we lose cabin pressure, etc…all with a great visuals by the other flight attendants. (By the way: note to the airlines, none of this is a real confidence builder for passengers.)

The funny thing is as I look around the planes cabin no one is watching the demo that all of the attendants are pouring their hearts into (that’s sarcasm for those of you who don’t know me well) or listening to the well prepared speech given with absolute passion as though our lives depended on it.

A Worthy Mission

This got me to thinking, especially since I am on the way to a few days of personal development for my life’s mission, is my mission worthy of others attention? For me the answer is a resounding “yes”! You see I know that my mission is to help others discover and develop the life mission they are created to live. If you have read my book Life Palette, or this blog, you know that I believe you are God’s masterpiece and I am committed to adding value to you by helping you discover and develop your potential as a masterpiece.

The Foundation Of Mission

Understanding the foundation of your mission is the beginning of discovering and developing it. The foundation will always include Jesus’ mission: “to seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10). Once that foundation is established you begin to look at your passions, gifts and talents. That is why I’m on this plane trip to Florida; I am passionate about spending the rest of my life coaching those around me to unleash their full potential. To do so, I must continue developing my own as a coach and masterpiece. Otherwise, life can quickly be lived like the flight attendants: on one is watching and no one is listening. The best thing you can do to keep you mission and vision tuned up is to get some coaching!

Next Step

What is your mission in life? Do you have a clear understanding? Do you know the difference between your mission and your vision? (In tomorrow’s blog I will lean into the differences, to live out your potential as the masterpiece God created you to be you must be able to clearly define the two.)

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