W.I.N. Wednesday: Lessons From Life's Most Powerful Question - W.I.N. and the 3 C's
At a conference last week I was given the privilege of speaking to the participants during the opening ceremonies. I encouraged them to embrace three words during their week at the conference:
Connection - Commitment - Contribution
As I reflected on those three words over the past week it has become clear to me that like the W.I.N. philosophy, the 3 C's can be applied to a variety of situations.
Connection: It seems that many people go to events and conferences to Network, believing that networking is a competition to see who can collect the most business cards. In a society where many people feel the goal is to see who can get the most Facebook 'Friends' and 'Likes', who can get the most Twitter Followers and who can Follow the most people on Twitter, many people have forgotten about connection. How many people in your life do you have a deep connection with? When you have serious challenges in your life, or are going through a rough time how many people can you reach out to for help, and guidance? This is not a slam on social media or Facebook, however when you are facing a crisis in your life would you rather have hundreds of Facebook Friends or a few deep connections?
Commitment: What are you committed to? Are you committed to your family? Are you committed to personal growth and development? Are you committed to the pursuit of personal excellence? Are you committed to developing and maintaining those deep personal connections? Are you committed to mentoring and developing other?
Contribution: What is your contribution to the world? What is your contribution to your community? What is your contribution to your family? What is your contribution to your organization? Have you developed a cause bigger than yourself? Are you a taker or a contributor? Will the world, your community, your organization, your work group be better off because you were here? You can contribute through your time, your passion and your energy. You can contribute by being a role model and mentor. You can contribute by sharing your knowledge, wisdom and experience.
What's Important Now? - Consider how you can apply the 3 C's in your life.
Committed to the pursuit of excellence through Life's Most Powerful Question - What's Important Now?
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