President Bergman shared her personal insights as a parent of two Gustavus Graduates. She asked us to lead lives of abundant joy!
Reflecting on the opening convocation caused me to ask: what other advice aimed at new college students did I hear that is appropriate for my consideration today? Becky Bergman should know…she had two students graduate from Gustavus and she’s thriving in the empty nest:
- Your life from here forward will be about learning agility, ethical judgment, problem solving, commitment, hard work and communication.
- Stay balanced, invest in your renewal and reflection and remember to get some rest.
- Thank your parents for helping you find and create a wonderfully warm, caring community.
- Grow, explore, learn: make your life count.
Carpe Diem: seize the day
So, today Anna starts college classes and here at home we are off to the races again…trying to pay for all this. There is a deep sense of motivation and meaning in our business – pursing the idea that Goodness pays! There is a promising path forward by helping executives, business owners and community leaders spread goodness in their endeavors. It’s about learning agility, ethical judgment, problem solving, commitment, hard work and communication. It’s the right thing for Anna Batz at 18 and me at 51. Like Anna, I’m an empty-nesting freshman – ready to grow, explore, learn and make my life count.
Good leaders make a habit to absorb the message at ceremonial junctures in a rich life. And they find abundant joy in making their own lives count.
We encourage you to share this blog, and the Good Leadership Today ebook to help accelerate the idea goodness pays!
And please share: what success habits do Melinda and I need to absorb to make the most of empty nesting?