“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” and so Rumi aptly advises us.
But, who is this breeze?
What if the breeze could be you?
In the garden,
a lone unusual flower blossomed at the end of a branch.
Snapping a shot, I tweeted:
“TakeThisMoment #Leadership #Thought:
Go ahead, go out on a limb. Something good will blossom.”
Then a breeze blew in
Some time ago, the breeze fluttered in the air
as an ex-colleague tentatively asked: “Did you know there’s a job opening posted that sounds just like your job? A friend asked me about it. I wasn’t sure if I should call you …”.
Years before that, I felt the breeze
as I was saying goodbye to my boss who was retiring, as he uncomfortably relayed: “I think you should know that HR doesn’t think you are senior management material. You’re too detailed oriented. They will block any promotion request.”
Each breeze is different, yet shares core values and a vision.
I have seen breezes who are matter-of-fact and gentle, unsure and shaky or slightly stiff.
The striking commonality is their gust of courage, assuming personal risk to deliver a message that can help you. They are willing to suffer the possibility of your disbelief, defensiveness, anger or even the ending of a relationship in the hopes you will be prepared and better equipped for the road ahead.
Breezes are powered by Leadership, Responsibility and plain-old Caring.
Ask yourself …
Am I a breeze gone still
Am I willing to be the “breeze at dawn that has secrets to tell”?
Write to me and let me know if you are willing.
#TakeThisMoment to reach out. ~ Jackie Yun.
p.s. Thank you to all the breezes who have appeared in my life. My gratitude abounds!