“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. The power of education extends beyond the development of the skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” – Nelson Mandela
Curve Benders need multiple onramps to enter the future roadmap of our lives. You can undoubtedly keep focused on your future of work, with a plethora of resources available to you. You’d be better off if you expand your purview to other parts of your life as well. When you make intentional investments in how you live, it creates new opportunities to meet and grow through Curve Benders. It is essential to surround ourselves with those who don’t think like us. Cognitive diversity in your network keeps you fresh. From generational to geographical differences, they help us understand that the rest of the world doesn’t believe or behave as we do. This exposure keeps you challenging your own views and holding steady on your core values.
The wholistic nature of Curve Benders makes them fascinating people. Although a strong work ethic often creates their professional success, their broader lifestyle provides a glimpse into their significance. As you design your personal Curve Benders Roadmap, you must create space for serendipitous and intentional relationships to influence your reflections, planning, and prioritized pursuits. The more diverse perspectives around you will create a dramatically more vibrant and fulfilling future. These intersections forge new branches in your life to explore not just what you can accomplish, but also who you can become as a leader, a partner, a parent, and a global citizen.
Read the rest of this excerpt including an example of one of my Curve Benders, Alan Weiss, in our private, free, online community, Nour Forum.