My passion in my work as an author, coach and consultant is for becoming and helping people become. These days, people say that becoming–or actualizing–is the privilege of the well-to-do. Or a concern for another time. But is that so?
To become actually means to help others to become. A view that suggests it is possible to become without helping others to become is incomplete.
Helping to become sometimes means making sure people don’t have to worry about food and healthcare and housing or climate change or racism so that they have the freedom to concern themselves with their own becoming.
Sometimes people say, but what about me? I’ll help others become when I have become what I am meant to be. But what we are all meant to be is the enabler of others to become.
Until everyone has become all that they can be, no one of us can become all that we are meant to be.
This is the principle I believe should underlie all enterprise, from personal to commercial to educational to religious to governmental:
Becoming and helping others to become.