T S U N A M I !
Crushing, demolishing, relentless.
L I F E !
The son, focused on getting his injured mother to safety amid destruction,
purposely ignores a whimper.
Until his mother speaks.
“What if that boy was Simon or Thomas?
You would want someone to help them…
Even if it’s the last thing we do.”
Those words of extraordinary heart-centered leadership are from Maria Belon, the real-life mother who wrote about surviving the 2004 Tsunami that hit Thailand. Her book is the basis for the movie: “The Impossible” and the powerful “Even if it’s the last thing we do” scene:
From which a question emerges for us as leaders:
When the tsunami-at-work hits,
Will you lose or elevate your leadership?
The call-to-action for today:
to reflect and prepare deep from within.
Practice and Repeat.
~ Jackie Yun
After seeing “The Impossible” on DVD, the “Even if it’s the last thing we do” scene wouldn’t leave me. I wanted to blog about it to remind myself about not losing one’s leadership when faced with untenable constraints, but couldn’t get it done.
Then I saw this article, “How To View Constraints as Blessings in Disguise” by Rajesh Setty.
Serendipity and catharsis meet!
- The title itself is an inspiring tip for leaders facing that tsunami-at-work. Rajesh’s article begins with a focus on writing and segues into a 5-step plan for seeing constraints as blessings from a life and business perspective.
- Rajesh writes about the 50 word mini-saga format. Trying it, I overcame my blogging impasse and that’s how a 50 word mini-saga became the opener for this post. 🙂
- In my post’s call-to-action, the request to dig deep is not easy. People get stuck. One way to get unstuck is to approach this from a seemingly unrelated construct. For example, if you journal, try Rajesh’s 50 word [constrained] mini-saga format. The idea is that this can trigger you to get to that place where the mind, heart and gut can have an honest conversation — then you can dig deep.
Please let me know what you think.
The comments section is open, awaiting your thoughts.