In the vast array of my pursuits, I find myself wearing multiple hats, embracing various ventures and expressions. As a shepherd of a flock, I guide a congregation. I navigate the realm of agriculture, travel, real estate, distribution, and even manufacturing. I extend my reach to coaching, training, and diverse NGO endeavors. Moreover, I fulfill my roles as a devoted husband and a loving father. Friendship is my delight, and mentoring many a joy. Within the confines of the day’s mere twenty-four hours, how do I manage to embody each role without faltering?
The answer lies in the structure, gradual trust, and the art of regularly shaking my bucket.
Structure, my dear companions, is the art of assembling the fragments of our endeavors in a manner that befits their future destinies. It is not merely assembling for the present but instead uniting the pieces to align with the visions we hold for tomorrow. For it is at the genesis of any undertaking that its forthcoming trajectory is, often unbeknownst to us, determined. Just as the essence of a creature resides within its very DNA, so too does the structure of our pursuits determine whether they shall bestow freedom upon us or hold us captive. Thus, we must heed the wisdom that graces our path during inception for the morning whispers of the day to come.
Gradual trust, my dear companions, is the art of delegation, a means by which we accomplish many things. It entails bestowing upon others the gift of responsibility, trusting them with a portion of our burden, and gradually expanding the scope of their entrusted duties as time unfolds—those who resist the art of delegation court the perils of exhaustion and burnout. To handle many things, one must be willing to place trust in the capabilities of others to handle many things as well.
And now, the notion of regularly shaking my bucket enters the stage. It calls us to introspection, to review the contents of our lives, and discern whether newfound freedom has been granted or if additional passions beckon. Our vessels are never truly filled to the brim; there is always room to challenge our present realities and create space for more.
May these insights serve you well, my friends, as you navigate the tapestry of your multifaceted lives.