Believe the glass is always (more than) half full…

In support of Mental Health Awareness…

Your heart feels like giving in…
You feel you cannot breathe,
You look around in desperation…
Your mind and soul want to grieve.

But such is the human spirit…
That deep down will keep you going,
That will guide you to hope eternal…
To prevent you from further falling.

Indeed, the (community) human spirit prevails…
Strength and support, ready and waiting,
Shining a light when it gets darkest…
Driving you to keep on staying…

To the new path that awaits you…
The next chapter of your journey,
Where you will overcome yet again…
Challenges of past and negativity.

So be patient, take your time…
Let it happen, let it flow…
Leave behind the stress and tension…
Life will move on, albeit at first slow…

And then it starts, then you smile…
Wondering what the fuss was all about…
T’was just another milestone to pass…
Learning a life lesson to get out.

Where, again, all is appreciated…
All is good and peaceful again,
Taking everything into perspective…
Realising life is very much worthwhile, Amen.

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe …

For those who don’t know Simon Sinek, he is a business visionary and Management Theorist.  Whilst this video was posted up on Ted back in March 2014, it has a timeless message.  Best part for me is about 10 minutes in, and I quote:

Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank. I know many people at the senior most levels of organizations who are absolutely not leaders. They are authorities, and we do what they say because they have authority over us, but we would not follow them. And I know many people who are at the bottoms of organizations who have no authority and they are absolutely leaders, and this is because they have chosen to look after the person to the left of them, and they have chosen to look after the person to the right of them. This is what a leader is.”

Here is the video.  Enjoy!

Asad Malik, @asadmaliksimba