re·new·al [ri-noo–uhl, –nyoo-] noun
1. the act of renewing.
2. the state of being renewed.
3. an instance of this.
Spring is a time of renewal…the grass is turning green, the trees and flowers are beginning to bloom, the world around us is changing. When the heat of summer comes, does that mean that the renewal is over? I never thought so.
Renewal is one of those words that seems like it should be a verb…more of a process than an end result. It is as if one may be in the midst of renewal, but not really ever fully achieves being fully renewed or fully changed.
There is always more.
In our lives it is true. Renewal requires continual growth and change.
It means that as every day leaders we are intentionally mindful of the process of growing and renewing ourselves. We know that in this process of growth and change we have greater opportunities to influence the lives of others.
It mean being willing to learn.
It means being willing to accept change.
It means stepping out.
It can mean being creative.
It means being intentional.
It can be uncomfortable and stretch us.
It means never being willing to settle or get stagnate.
It means thinking differently to make the most of the gifts and talents and opportunities we have been given to make a difference.
It’s the process of renewal that matters.
It’s what everyday leaders do. Live each day to be our best selves!