“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”

 “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”

– Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa

Over the past few weeks, the world has celebrated the long and remarkable life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

If he were a mountain climber, he would perhaps have scaled more summits than almost anyone in history, and he taught us the important life lesson that it’s all about climbing.

Exercise:

What hills and mountains have you already climbed, where you have stood at the summit with a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment?

What new hills are before you to challenge your strength and resolve, to further your life journey and your contribution to the world?

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

– Nelson Mandela

I am sitting in a hotel room outside Lansing, Michigan. It is early morning and I am waiting to begin my day by attending a regional coaching meeting where I will make my best effort to expand my mind, to forward my skills as a coach.

Beyond this mind-expanding effort is the realization that I sincerely enjoy being part of a community of fellow coaches. They have hearts filled with love and the generous desire to use their vocation to make their world and the worlds of others a better place.

Exercise:

What effort are you making (and what effort can you make) to strengthen and expand your own head and heart combo, in order to better your world?