The Meaning of the Middle Series: A Wrap

By February 14, 2011Generations

We have been exploring the Meaning of the Middle. The posts have included:

Being Centered Yet ActivatedWhen this series began, I made the statement that: “At no time in life is being in the middle gear a good thing.” Being in the middle gear means we are coasting through life. Life needs to be engaged by each of us in a spirit-filled way.

An equally important lesson is to be centered. Part of this means being comfortable with who you are while at the same time having the confidence and spirit to venture outside your comfort zone. Our center grounds us and enables us to work with others in a way to bring everyone up a level, whether it is in understanding or meaningful actions.

From life to work to politics, the middle plays a role in making it all work. It is our choice on what unfolds from our center, exemplified everyday by our actions.

Hopefully, laced around our middle is a core spirit which guides our voice, our character, and our work. An inspired, motivated spark inside us can change the world.

Jon Mertz
Jon Mertz is one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business and highlighted as one of the Leaders to Watch in 2015 by the American Management Association. He also is the author of Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders. Jon serves as vice president of marketing at Corepoint Health. Outside of his professional life, Jon brings together a community to inspire Millennial leaders and close the gap between two generations of leaders.
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