Community and Optimism

From Simon Sinek’s Instagram Feed

Today is an exciting day in the Agile Best Self community. We launched our podcast! This post isn’t the official launch post — that will come a little later — but it’s a quick reflection on the idea of community and how it relates to optimism.

Being in community with others is an important part of our best self journey. This idea comes up in at least 5 of the 12 Agile Best Self Principles (Principles 1, 4, 5, 9 and 11). I think it would be really hard to progress your best self journey without having a community to support you, whatever it may be.

I really liked this image on Simon Sinek’s Instagram feed the other day — it’s a nice definition of community. I also like the definition because it uses the word grow. It feels a lot like our own best self journeys, doesn’t it?

So, what does this have to do with optimism?

I also think community is important when it comes to optimism. In a community that grows together, it has been my experience that optimism grows and thrives within. Our Agile Best Self community has been that for me — my feelings of optimism have grown, and inspired me to keep working with Michaele to continue growing this community. With the podcast launch, today we add another asset to the community — hopefully you will find it fun and inspirational, and can help you with your best self journey.

We are turning up the good – hopefully the podcast can be helpful to everyone in training the skill of optimism AND expand this amazing community we have already built together.

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Published by Brian Hackerson

My personal philosophy is to be a light.

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