Recently, I was introduced to a quotation by Napoleon. I am not sure whether his quote is still universal. The quote is: “Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. ” The world is populated by more critical thinking people due to either higher education or skilled life experiences. In my view, the issue of Napoleon’s quote is not about religion per se. It is about people wanting and needing an understanding of life that their cultural myths did not fulfill.
What does this quotation have to do with Career Management Coaching? Our cosmopolitan and open land communities now have more choices than Napoleon’s community did. Communication networks over the past 30 some years have so connected the communities of the world, that we love hearing what’s happening, almost instantly. People of all ages share real and on-time information.
The question we face daily is how do we handle all of the information we learn, or hear? How does it affect our lives and the people that we come in contact with? What can we do to channel this on-going communication in the direction of our choices, whether in our business dealings, our home life or our spiritual life.
To choose is, to be responsible and accountable for our actions that follow our choice. Many more people discuss and are familiar with the concepts of responsibility and accountability, from different perspectives, than during Napoleon”s time. Today, spiritual guidance warmly assists us, as opposed to being the only source of our sense of fulfillment, as Napoleon believed, long ago.
There is no “magic” answer in our path of discovery of how we act. We strive to be the best we can be in whatever we do, as we Choose Who We Want to Be Known As. Enjoy your week!
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach & Change Agent