Tom Peter's Reimagine Summit group blog, December 2004

Friday, January 07, 2005

Light Our Fires

Have you ever watched a young child run enthused into a room of peers to show off a new toy or Ninja move, a great story or a really silly joke? Well this mother of four has. Typically the other kids would flock around the emboldened child, eager to see the goods or to learn the moves or the joke. The energy would spiral and so would spirits--the first kid's energy was catching! The same thing happens with us adults, right? Except too often the first person's passion is squelched by those looks that we all know, the ones where people look out over their glasses or roll their eyes in a 'curb your enthusiasm' judgment. It's a lot harder to maintain the enthusiasm and energy in the face of such a critique. And FELLOW REI SUMMITEERS, I believe that is our role. So my solution and resolution this year is to be bold and be myself and hold on to that enthusiasm and to provide any assist that I can to other Summiteers who find themselves losing ground to a bunch of adults who may have lost their passion. Because energy is contagious. Let's spread the high kind around with continued passion, energy, and imagination. We can change the world even when it's only one energy force at a time! "An assist is as good as a goal."--The Great Wayne Gretzky


At January 12, 2005 at 6:33 PM, Blogger Halley said...

Cool, Pam. Thanks for blogging!

At February 15, 2005 at 7:50 PM, Blogger Angela Fallis said...

WOW... you are right! I have 4 kids also and they are like little fires... if one fire starts... they ALL catch on fire and are excited about it. Great comments, thanks.


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