This week I was reminded three times of one of my favorite truths – we are all humans becoming. I will share the three blessings I witnessed or experienced and then ask you some reflection questions.
1. My partner Jon was informed his temporary job is now permanent! You might be thinking that he is lucky in this economy. Wrong! Jon worked his butt off to prove his value each and every day – he was constantly evolving as a business analyst! He has helped his company build a database of electronic records and move from worst to best in region on an annual audit. Lesson learned – striving to continuously become pays off!
2. One of my best friends, with the help of doctors, helped identify a new medicine to treat a very debilitating illness. She texted me that she has not felt this good in 20 years! Why? Because she never gave up on finding the right medicine. Lesson learned – striving to continuously become improves your health!
3. The final situation is a personal one – I was informed this week that I won my department’s Adjunct Teaching Award for Excellence in the Classroom at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. I was humbled and speechless, and joy and peace radiated from within me. The point of sharing this is not to brag, but to tell you that it inspired me to continue improving my teaching! For example, during this week’s class about appropriate and inappropriate workplace behaviors, we spent half an hour debating how sexual orientation should be treated in the workplace, and I really pushed them to challenge their assumptions and be more empathetic to anyone who is “different” than them. They grew and changed right in front of my eyes. Lesson learned – striving to continuously become changes lives!
So, now it’s your turn!
How did you “become” today?
How can you “become” tomorrow?
Who and how do you impact others as a human becoming?
Feel free to post your answers here. If not, compile your answers in a comfortable place and know that your journey as a human becoming, with all of its joys and struggles, changes our world for the better!