I enjoy sharing different ways for you to think through how to identify your priorities and live a purpose-driven life and run a purpose-driven business. Today I’ll share a method that I started thinking about as I was helping my son memorize his school creed.
One moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. — Oliver Wendell Holmes
My son is in 1st grade and a few years ago the school changed their mascot from an Indian to a Wolf. The school has done an excellent job of translating how baby wolfs grow into responsible adults of the pack (in the wild) and applying it to various grades in the school. In addition to the Pledge of Allegiance, the kids have learned a school creed. Here is what they recite:
Respect the elders
Teach the young
Cooperate with the pack
Learn every day
Play when you can
Rest In Between
Learn for Life
Leave Your Mark
This is the Washington Wolf’s Creed!
Adopted by Washington Elementary School in 2003. Adapted from T. L. Towery’s The Wisdom of Wolves
What a great thing to be teaching our young school children. He was also able to explain what each line item meant to him as a young person. Can you identify how you can apply the school’s creed to your life?
The whole reason that we at Calahan Solutions help people is to help them live their lives to the fullest. So that they can be fully them! The average person wastes 150 hours per year just looking for things, much less the large amounts of time wasted on inefficient processes.
What would you rather do with that time? How about your goals?
Have you created yours for this year? If not, try using the school creed as an outline for setting goals. It is a unique way to look at goal setting and might just set off the creative person in you. Tell us what you have done! I’d love to hear from you.
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