For the Highest Good

by Steven Mundahl on October 15, 2013

We attract to us the emotional thoughts we hold within us. A happy person draws positive friends to him or her rather than somber ones. Playful people draw other fun-loving friends to them, and successful people also draw other successful individuals to themselves in the same fashion.

An everyday example of pure intended thought is the power of prayer in a congregation that prays for the welfare of another. Pure intended thought has no measure of personal gain attached to it. We “intend” for the good of our clients, our customers, and our employees. Our goal is their highest good, and our emotionally charged intention grows in energy and manifestation when we keep personal gain out of leadership.  This is servant leadership.

We see examples of this in sports all the time. Before a big game, athletes huddle around each other and transmit energy between them by shouting, praying, clapping, slapping hands, and even dancing. Soon the collective intention is shared by all—the shared intended thought to perform well.

Why don’t we do this more in business? Why don’t we huddle on Monday mornings and lead those who are somber and depressed into a higher energy? Why are staff meetings uninspiring, dull, and boring when they could be charged with energy, slapping hands, shouting, or even dancing like athletes do before the start of a big game? Does it help? Of course it does!

Anyone who has been a part of a collective team effort focused on the energy and high of winning through collective  huddles knows how effective this energy is! We get pumped, enthusiastic, charged, and motivated. Pure intention is a powerful tool in leadership. When energy is applied to the purest intentions, thought begins to gel, gains momentum, and moves closer to creative reality.  When intention is shared by like minds, the effects become magnified.

Steven Mundahl

CEO at Goodwill Industies in Western MA
Steven Mundahl is president and CEO of Goodwill Industries in western Massachusetts. He teaches leadership and personal effectiveness in the graduate school of Baypath College.
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