How often do you let your daily life and your meetings and your conversations go on auto pilot; just letting them happen, not “really” expecting anything from them, and also not fully showing up, holding something back, and limiting your full participation, not really saying what you wish you could? As I have become aware of this pattern in myself, it has been more often than I wanted to admit. However, I also noticed that certain days were more fulfilling than others, and upon introspection determined it was because of meaningful conversations I had on those days.
As I have written about frequently over the past year, I have been spending a great deal of time exploring my personal values with the goal of living a more integrated and fulfilling life. What I’ve experienced so far has shown that alignment between my values and purpose, and my willingness to create an environment where meaningful conversations can happen, ignites energy and passion in a way that is life changing. Wow, that sounds big I know, but in fact it is that big.