In the search for future salvation

Our constant search for future salvation and hope is constructed by our mind’s projection of the future that is better than the life we have now.

We may be discontented with our current life situation, most humans are. We seek solace in our mind’s projections of a future that is bright and what we will achieve to get to that place.

It’s an illusion, as the future is simply a mental construct in our mind, it is not a real thing, it does not exist. Each and every one of the 7 billion plus people on the planet constructs a future in their minds, none will be correct as it is not possible to be.

What happens though, is we are never really present for long in our current life, in fact, our only real life, so we fail to notice and appreciate what we already have. We are too busy fantasising about this marvellous future life we are going to live.

Stop looking for to the future for a fake salvation, we do not need it, we have all we already need right now to live a life that is meaningful, joyful and purpose-filled, it’s just we are too busy in our mind seeking solace to realise. We will always have all that we need if we live the real life that is now, this moment.

Management corrodes, leadership nourishes.

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The system loves management, it enables efficiency, it maximises the return from all of the assets.

Management is control, is fear, is catching out, is replacing trust with systems, is removing creativity, is imposing compliance, is organising assets, is anti-human. It is the corrosion of people.

Leadership is not about authority, it is about inspiration, about trust, empathy, inclusiveness, is about creating safe environments, is about the human, not the asset. Leadership is about everyone, not the leader, it is about putting people first. It is about collaboration, not coercion.

We do not need more management, we need true leadership. We need to break out and try creating organisations that truly inspire, that make people feel good, trusted, appreciated and worthy.

It takes a brave person to lead and a weak person to manage and control.

No one needs more being told what to do, they need more appreciation of what they do right. No one tires of good feedback, support, understanding, being made to feel worthy and trusted. Most importantly, no one ever gets tired of being praised.

It is that simple, but it requires all of us to take on the responsibility of being leaders and being the change we want to see.

Management is corrosive, we all flourish under true leadership.