this book is about the United States, a country uniquely dependent on its volunteers.
antithesis to our usual ideas about power &leadership.
when ppl work 4 love, (haha, IS IT CLEAR I WENT TO A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE? "should" b!)
the deceptive simplicity of a single bottom line. (public policy mostly can't fit in 1 tweet)
non 4 profit clearly leading us to reach potential our culture so urgently needs 2b realized.
search that moves many of us 2work 4love -is surely a matter of morality. (lines drawn).
hope you will finish this book in your thoughts &deeds.
like rainbows, which are really circles -we see only upper halves. potential never reveals
society needs ppl that move relentlessly toward realizing their potential. (flip script /counter culture: u r not perf just way u r. &restlessness in you, is proof of that truth).
mayday call : freedom through disciplined routine .
place of realized potential offers gift of challenging work. through risky, we grow.
innovation &renewal. (who will be best?)
working w measurements easily arrived, leaves us yawning &unfulfilled.
heals people.. with trust &forgetfulness. forgives the mistakes of growing up
outstanding performers lose the right to occasional mediocrity. (higher standard).
honey, you've got to learn to stop. "but, im learning to run."
potential often stifled : a great &common tragedy.
church.. reaches out into unchurched culture. (we r the church. God heals, through u).
harmony in relationship, constructive conflict of ideas, palpable unity, sense of urgency
several datesb4 dared ask 4kiss.. like "kissy fams," movements have distinguishing marks
spirit lifting leadership. character cannot replace competence.
success as human beings requires competence in relationships. (what do socials do2..?)
substance over bureaucracy
true substance : optimism &openness about life. implemented without fear.
we look 4control rather than challenge(easier 2deal w commodities, than uniqueness).
missed -all because they looked too much at assignment &too little at gifts of persons.
in movements, stories give life; in organizations, stories manipulate . can't rewrite history
job descriptions replace expectations : suffer. poets terminated, bureaucrats promoted..
movements degrade when rules dominate decision making.
fact of life :we are sentenced to live w who we become. (life is simply, a holding cell...) !!!
"with liberty &justice for all." -I ask myself: liberty to do what ?
like any other virtue, freedom acquires heightened significance when constrained.
to what end do we work ? "let my people go, so that they might serve me."
people are responding to a calling. it is also a matter of the condition of our heart.s
everything that comes out of the schools comes into society. the family is at risk.
we suffer from an almost innocent &certainly mindless failure to understand significance of our loss when we don't aggressively nurture the family &hold it responsible.
some unable to understand or unable to accept the obligations &duties of membership in a free society. honestly believe practice of victimization is their only road to authenticity.
a serious threat =a real opportunity to serve. (LUV THAT MINDSET. make up yer mind).
cope : growing ambiguity in values. v meanings of words change (assimilation to last).
we all understand that our world has to change. how shall we change it ?
what shall we measure what are we going to give up ? what are we going to abandon ?
by asking, she did me great favor: gave me an opportunity2 lay out expectations. (clarity)
what would grace enable us to be? (always forgiving /starting anew).
1. understand who we r. 2. define &communicate vision. 3. accept vision. (not agree w).
nothing will strangle creative, honest communication faster, than agenda. don't come w/
to measure performance is to gauge a group's sense of urgency.
leaders should be quite intolerant of the time it takes people to get certain things done.
justice is high on most people's list of ideas that tell us the way life ought to be. (nice).
remember, we r working primarily 4 love. Paul: u who r spiritual should restore. reweave
leaders are walking &talking manuals of behavior.
be very vulnerable, run the risk.
behavior= highest form of expression. also happens to be most impressive. (show me !)
1. ppl in critical mass need to understand what's going on.2. need2accept what group has agreed to. 3. need to behave as advocates. (a mature community).
do you K what the score is &that you could get fired ? prepared to live w consequences ?
all of us do many things we don't agree with.
by providing a language, way of speaking that allows dissent, disagreement, expression..
like 2K what's expected of me; w/ special emphasis on trust, which can't occur w/o truth
people without vision constantly struggle to find hope. without view of reality, stumble
moral purpose shared : safety on the streets is consequence of people keeping eye out
to risk nothing is perhaps the greatest risk of all. most of time, we risk the future.
risk for love. entail loss of control &acceptance of vulnerability.
I have called you to liberty. -God.
if you can , keep your head when all about you are losing theirs &blaming.. trust yourself when all men doubt, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait ¬ be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, &yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. if you can dream -¬ make dreams your master; think -¬ make thoughts your aim; if you can meet w Triumph &Diaster, &treat those 2 imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap fro fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. &stoop &build em up w worn -out tools. if you can make 1 heap of all your winnings &risk it on 1 turn of pitch &toss, &lose, &start again at your beginnings, &never breathe a word about your loss.. if you can talk w crowds &keep your virtue, or walk w Kings -nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. if all men count w you, but none too much.. Yours is the Earth &everything that's in it, &-which is more -you'll be a Man, my son!
-father's advice to son; Kipling
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr. (you are all leaders .#experts)
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 &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.