This post is by hypermark from The Network Garden - Mark Sigal's Blog
I was talking with someone the other day who communicated a sense of pride in the fact that they are “dynamic.”
The phraseology resonated, bringing into focus (for me) their natural positivity, their good spirit, force of will and openness to new ideas & experiences.
It brought me back to a Quora post I read not long ago about this young person who was always engaging people that he came into contact with at school and on the street - greeting, smiling, taking interest, extending himself, etc.
When asked by his parents how this outreaching aspect came so naturally, he simply stated, “I’m building an army.”
We each have within us the power to be dynamic.
Regardless of the size of the armies we are building, being dynamic is driven by having and codifying an apt purpose guided by specific goals and quantifiable tactics.
Choosing what NOT to do as much as what to do.
Gaining clarity on what we're choosing to optimize around by doing more or less of something, or by doing it differently.
By putting forth a concentrated effort, with a repeatable process and the basic grit to put in the reps.
Lest we become too self-serious, being dynamic is about maintaining a sense of awe, of wonderment and gratitude, engaging one's pursuits with optimism, earnestness and a sense of the whole enchilada.
This sparks a curiosity, not just to ask lots of questions, but in a doggedness to work our way to our ultimate truths.