What’s the Point?


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The wisdom of children never ceases to amaze me. During an Easter egg hunt, my six year old niece was on the prowl to find all the hidden eggs. She knew there were four eggs yet to be discovered. I noticed her boundless energy and delightful smile that always seems to have a hint of mischief behind it. In my adult-like ignorance, I stated, “Wow, it’s really tough to find these last four eggs.” She looked at me and stated, “That’s the point.”

How often do we overlook the obvious in search of something else? Is it a quick fix, a way to speed up the moment, an overlooked opportunity?

So today, I challenge you (and myself) to ask, “What’s the point?”

Leaders: Are you telling employees answers rather than allowing them to discover their unique solutions?

Teachers: Are you counting down the days until summer break rather than embracing this opportunity to leave a lasting impression on the youth in your classroom?

Employees: Are you watching the clock rather than sharing your individuality with those you encounter and issues you address?

Students: Are you counting down the days until summer break rather than investing in your future by living in the present?

Nurses: Are you complaining about the needs of a patient rather than giving the gift of your knowledge and empathy to those who’ve entrusted you with their lives?

All of Us: Are we going through the motions despite our underlying awareness that we only have today?

Once we can answer the question, “What’s the point?”, our opportunities are endless. What’s your point?

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Jen Kuhn
Jennifer Kuhn is a talented, energetic and enthusiastic consultant, trainer and speaker. She has provided thousands of employees, coaches and executives with guidance while they work to enhance their professional skill development. Jen's approach has been hailed by participants who were initially skeptical or resistant. Her unique and non-threatening style wins over the most jaded employee that allows them to learn and grow within their organization.


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