Archive for JOY
In this Personal Leadership Series, Jonette Crowley, author and principle of Enlightened Leadership Solutions, presents five tools to assist us in flying, rather than falling during critical times—times of chaos, confusion and conflict.
Following is Tool Number 4.
Number four is Enjoy the heck out of it! Take the risk, trust yourself, have a smile on your face and see where the roller coaster takes you. Sometimes when you are facing critical times the first thing you lose is your good humor. You need joy, humor! None of the other tools, Self Acceptance, Focus, Risk Taking mean anything if you’re not enjoying it. Pure joy, silly joy, humor!! One thing people notice about the Dali Lama is that he smiles and laughs. The most important thing is not that he’s a spiritual leader; the most important thing is that he is a man of light. People of light take themselves lightly. Humor is their number one interaction with themselves and the world. If there’s a leader who is somber, dry, and very serious find another mentor. Do not be oppressed by all the things you are doing for others. If you’re not enjoying it, stop. Joy.
This isn’t really a step, but I invite you to stop dramatizing what is so. What is so is just what is so. When we dramatize the good or the bad, we take the truth away from it. So, a hint to make all of these tools for critical times work is to see how much you’re addicted to drama and how it actually is a false sense of joy. It isn’t joyful, it is hollow. It takes you from authenticity and reality.
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Jonette Crowley and the Enlightened Leadership Team