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3 Steps to Greater JOY

Is there anyone who will say, "I DO NOT want to be happy or experience joy!"?

Joy is not simply a personal issue. It affects everyone around us and may be critical to the business bottom line.

“Work without joy is drudgery. Drudgery does not produce champions, nor does it produce great organizations.” ― John Wooden, Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization

How is your Joy lately?

Did you leave it behind you in bed before rise

or lose it while fishing for greater demise.

Was it tattered and torn in windmills of strive

or thoughtlessly pitched in the game of your life.

Would you like to regain it but can't quite devise

in scheming and plotting your way to the skies.

A change of perception will help you revise

ideas of grandeur; your health, wealth, and wise.

Here are three things you can do today on your journey of success:

  1. Seek Wisdom - this requires humility because we begin by admitting that we do not know everything and that we are deficient in some area(s).

  2. Change Perspective - Joy, like happiness, and contentment is a state of mind. If you do not have Joy in what you do or the days you live, the answer is not to change your circumstance. Rather, to seek wisdom to see your life from a different perspective.

  3. Intelligent Intention - No one makes progress or change without taking a step. As John Wooden and many after him have said, "If you are leading an organization or team, the first person you need to lead is YOU!" Leading an organization from behind will only go so far. This takes intentional intention but remember the first step is seeking wisdom on HOW to be intentional, and WHAT to be intentional. A good treatise on being Intentional can be found in John Maxwell's 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

In order to find your joy, it is important to remember that it really is YOUR Joy and the change in perspective and intentionality will be different for each person. Therefore, we give you the structured steps you may use but not a detailed To Do list.