Leadership and joy are byproducts

Leadership and joy are byproducts of
A well-lived life. Pursue a high purpose.
Aspire to make your work an act of love
To help yourself and others to flourish.
Because if our goal is to flourish­–
If you seek this as your destination-
Life gets simpler. We pour our courage
And thoughts into healthy innovation,
That wonderful word of hope, derived from
David’s plea “Renew a right spirit in me.”
Influence and glory may come
To you or not. There is no guarantee
In life. The one thing that you can control
Is the setting of your ultimate goal.

*Innovation emerged from the Latin word “renew.” One of the earliest, if not the earliest use of “innovation” was Psalm 51:10  “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew (innova) a right spirit within me.” The Latin: Cor mundum crea in me Deus et spiritum rectum innova in visceribus meis.”