There is a Pathway Through This

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“Who here is good at delivering bad news?” I asked my class.

Only one hand in the room went up.

“Ok, only one person.”

The rest of the room sat in an uncomfortable silence. I asked my lone ranger, “Why do you think you are good at delivering bad news?”

He said, “I think it’s because I’m solution oriented. I can stay calm. I know that, whatever the situation, there’s a pathway through it.”

The words resonated throughout the class, like a ringing bell.

My heart opened to the answer and I went to the board and wrote:

There is a pathway through this

“Wow,” I said, “What a beautiful mindset. What an incredible way to think. That’s the way leaders think, and I love it.”

There is a pathway through this

The most common career trajectory of college students is leadership. Some of them are excited and prepared for leadership. Others are not quite ready. Some will never rise to the role of leading others.

And yet, even if you never become a leader in your career, you will always be the leader of your own life.

Learn this leadership mindset:

There is a pathway through this

forest-438432_960_720Inspirational leaders paint pictures of beautiful pathways. Motivational leaders excite others to follow pathways. Grounded, mindful leaders stay present on pathways. Transformational leaders see pathways where there are none. They have future dreams. They trail blaze. They ground break. They part seas.

Even on your darkest days, there is a path. You only need a little light to see it. If you have trust and faith, you take a few steps forward in the dark. Sometimes, you can confidently walk forward. Sometimes, you get so exhilarated that you run.

Have you been feeling disheartened lately? That’s ok. It’s human and we’ve all been there. There is a pathway through it.

Have you had your heart broken? That’s ok. It’s human and we’ve all been there. There is a pathway through it.

Have you had trouble getting through the day? That’s ok. It’s human and we’ve all been there. There is a pathway through it.

Beautiful, human, brave leader reader: No matter where you are, there is a path forward. There is a solution ahead. There is a dream you can use as a guiding light. There is a trail, or there is ground to break. You have choices. You have time. You are exactly where you need to be on your path right now.

You are the leader of your life. Shine a light into your darkness.

Loving you out there, gorgeous. Deep breath. Look. Can you see it?

There is a pathway through this.

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