We all have memberships. We are members of teams, of companies, of families, of organizations, and of our communities.
The memberships (relationships) to which we give our time, resources, minds, and hearts are what make up our lives. We are a collection of the members we choose to honor.
And because of where I am in life right now, I realize that these memberships are not just a one-time commitment, but require a periodic renewal of the commitment. After 15 years of marriage, Amy and I need to go through the process of renewing our membership. As our oldest child, Will, turns 13 soon, we need to go through the process of renewing our membership as parents. When we commit to renew our memberships, it’s always a good thing. Re-up, Renew, ReMember.
Plato once wrote, “What is honored will be cultivated.” Whatever we choose to honor each day with our focus, time, money, devotion, and heart is what will be cultivated in our lives.
It’s easy to get racing in many different directions. Somebody has to remember to check the compass.
ReMembering is a critical process.
Which membership in your life and work needs your attention today?
What is honored will be cultivated.
Jason Barger is the globally celebrated author of Step Back from the Baggage Claim, ReMember, and the newly released book Thermostat Cultures, as well as a coveted keynote speaker and leadership consultant. More importantly, he’s striving to be an above average father, husband, and friend.
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