"The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country."
Such a great word, disenthrall, and a wonderful challenge for us all.
Most of our barriers are self-imposed. Luck is there. Talent plays a role. Timing is everything. Chaos creates momentum and reverberation. But the PAST - now that is one of the most powerful forces in our lives.
Not all past should be cast aside. Learning is anchored in the past. And yet, and yet. Lessons learned today can become tomorrow's shackles.
As you head into the week, think about the ideas or practices that you should disenthrall yourself from. Share the Lincoln quote at your next staff meeting and kick off a mighty conversation.