Our lives matter; and we need Honor them. In Let It Go, I wrote “I seek nothing than to be my best Barry Unit. My full on wholehearted intent is to be The Barry Unit, the 900 pound Gorilla, and BEARfox. Other expectations be damned. And, with that, as I finish here this morning… and before we munch on any of this any further… I invite you to listen to Luba.” I now invite you also to check out that post.
That said, yesterday I posted on Leading Pandan Style… and today on WEALTH Reconsidered. All of this is to offer up and say that Honour (Honor) is a deep respect not only for life and others, but ourselves. It is living up to our own deeply held ideals. It is knowing what is most important to us and honoring that, by living accordingly.
As I consider my new “70 Vision” and courageously and candidly claim what is truly important to me, I Honor that which is important to me … and I Honor my own Spirit in doing so. Win-Win. This board is my representation of such, my intended future legacy, identifying and laying claim to that to which I most want to contribute, and from that from which I most want to experience. It is my future epitaph and obituary. It is a map of my intended life. It draws upon the “country” that is my life… looking at the “places” I have been (some of which I intend to revisit), the place I am now and the places I intend to explore. It is my footprint intended. In so laying claim, I Honor my past, present and promise. In so doing, I burn the boxes. Now, it is time to stake that claim, through living it. What is your claim? What is vitally important to you? Practice Courage and Candor to achieve such Clarity. The rest is execution. Honor your Spirit. Peace. 😉
“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ― Abraham Lincoln