My first two days back to work have been spent facilitating an Executive Retreat focused on visionary thinking for the New Year; Ka lā hiki ola hitting the ground running!
One of the things we talked about was choosing the continuity we want to carry over from 2006 into 2007, for this was a group of leaders who had done a whole lot of great things in the past twelve months! It brought to mind Ho‘omau for me (perseverance), and the strategies we employ to give staying power to the good in our lives.
We talked about it at this same time last year here on Talking Story, thinking about those fruits of our worthwhile work that we think of as “cherished keepers.” Remember this?
From the archives: Ho‘omau: Cause the good to last.
I don’t want to be discarding the old at all. Our old was so, so good! I want to perpetuate it going forward. I want to build on it, strengthen it, and do whatever else I can so it will last. Thus, our Ho‘ohana for the month of January is Ho‘omau: Cause the good to last.
Already nine days into January, my encouragement to you is to spend this shorter Ho‘ohana month thinking about exactly how you will do that. Connect together your purpose, your intention, and your strategy into the actions of your new beginnings. … Perpetuate those good things you want to maintain, fortify, and keep your momentum with. At times it is about being selective and picky, and making deliberate decisions on what is worth keeping, and what should be discarded, whether for a better replacement, or just for more breathing room for what was kept. With more room, those cherished keepers will grow and develop more fully.
Sometimes, the “new” we want in a New Year is simply new energy and new commitment to the victories we have already achieved … why not give yourself credit where credit is due?
Celebrate and Continue with Renewed Spirit. Sounds like a good mantra to me!
Something to think about;
What kinds of things must managers do to lend staying power to what they have already achieved?