For the first paragraph of your initial post complete the following exercise and answer the question below.
Select five values from the following list that are most important to you:
- Helping others
- Love and affection
- Validation from others
- A sense of importance
- To live my passion
- A feeling of self-worth
- Personal freedom—self-expression
- To get married
- To have a family
- An opportunity to travel
- To socialize with famous people—glamour
- To live somewhere I truly love
- To be a part of my community
- A change
- A new career
- A relationship
- To be considered an expert in my field
- A sense of being needed
- A chance to express myself artistically
- To improve myself physically
- To develop myself spiritually
- A chance to improve society
- Other(s) ?
Provide reasons for your value selections and discuss how these values may influence the way you lead yourself and others.
For the second paragraph of your post, you may have heard statements such as “Do what you love, the money will follow,” “Work with passion,” and “Live your bliss.” Many believe that passion fuels motivation, drive, competence, determination, and success.
How important is it that people feel passionate about their livelihoods? What is a leader’s responsibility in helping others find passion in their work? In terms of your career, what are you most passionate about? What drives or motivates you? Are you on a mission or do you take life one day at a time? What does living your life on purpose mean to you? Where would you like to be five or ten years from now? Defend your perspectives.
The final paragraph (three or four sentences) of your initial post should summarize the one or two key points that you are making in your initial response.