Q: What does it take to re-light your fire?
A: Some may claim that “it only takes a spark.”
Others in the know may add the caveat: so long as the kindling is dry, you’re protected from the wind, you’ve a ready source of fuel handy, and/or you know how to create that spark in the first place.
As a certified professional facilitator and leadership coach, I have opportunities to meet and assist teams and leaders from many walks of life. Luckily, many still have had experience with starting a camp fire, lighting a wood stove, or burning a log in their fireplace. Sadly, too many rely on modern conveniences that today’s “glampers” enjoy or they just flip a switch and the natural gas flows into their family room or den.
I hope by know you’ve figured out that this blog article isn’t actually about your outdoorsy skills.
Yep, it’s a metaphor. So what does it take to re-light your personal or professional fire?
What fuels your passion for excellence?
What people do you enlist to bring you kindling or more fuel?
Who’s looking out for you organizationally speaking to “block the wind” or run interference from some unforeseen “storm.”
It may only take a spark, but it’s also a good time to take stock of your fuel supply and know how.