Everyone is at a unique spot when it comes to the topic on both a personal and professional level. I’d like to shed some light on the first step of the road ahead to help you embrace the unknown.
In a previous blog post I made mention of the beginner’s mind to set the tone for those new to sustainability. Since it’s an interconnected topic, it can be tricky to know where to get started.
You’ve heard the term – perhaps read some definitions and articles about it – but now I’m encouraging you to take a look at your point of view.
Think about how sustainability is applicable to your daily life, and where you might be lacking this emphasis.
Is your job or career built to last?
What about your relationships? Are they depleting your precious resources like time and energy?
With these simple questions you will begin to see how sustainability goes far beyond environmental practices. It’s a way of life.
Perhaps in knowing that it is not fixed to just one topic or subject can help to open your mind, and let it all sink in.
Why is it important for sustainability to be on your mind?
Well, I think it’s important because it’s a framework or mindset that allows us to relate actions to consequences in our daily lives. It helps us make better choices that will serve us in the present and future without neglecting those affected by our actions.
When it comes to personal relationships, it helps us nourish them.
And when it comes to business, it allows us to create an empowering tone for the way operations are run.
I know; I make it sound so simple. In theory, it is. It practice, it takes hard work. I believe that sincerity sounds better, and that is my take on sustainability.
So while it’s a long road ahead, I promise that it is one filled with excitement, adventure, and above all; sustainable growth.
Join me on this path to a brighter and more inclusive future for ourselves, and generations to come.
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