Let's face it we have all had a long, cold winter. No matter how hard it was we knew it would eventually end. This winter my daughter and I read The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It put things into perspective for us. We were mostly warm, we had food to eat, we had light against the darkness and we could get around to see other people. It wasn't really that bad. Imagine what it must have been like to not have advance warning that a blizzard was on the way, and not knowing when it would end once it had arrived. Not having enough oil to light your lamp or any food to eat or fuel to warm your home. I found myself getting through this winter by breaking down the weather forcast and saying to myself, "I can make it through three days below zero, piece of cake." And now we are all rewarded by fresh maple syrup and the first flowers of spring.
Team-Building Challenge #2
Pump up your team with a creative, personal, inspiring message.
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
- Francis of Assisi
Teams are at their very best when they share a collective interest in what they're doing. But sometimes it's lovely to be reminded of the big picture or a tiny point of perspective. Whether it's a coach's pep talk, a pastor's sermon, or a lone voice from the crowd, there's great power in an authentic and personal message.
- Check out the Resources to prime your brain with some ways inspire others.
- Play with some ideas of what you could do to bring your team some extra pep!
- Pick something and do it! Share what you did in the box below!
If you don't want to create it, find something inspiring in the world at large (better than finding it on line) that you can share.
- Care & Tenderness
- Surprise & Delight
- Excitement & Hope
- Laughter & Joy
Creative Ways To Inspire:
- A poem
- A picture
- An interpretive dance filmed in the primeval forest
- Really good cookies
- A mix tape (or playlist for you Younguns out there)