Every group has edges, whether we talk about a group at the scope of team, organization, community or network. The edges are where opportunities emerge. They are where we are called to next, where we stretch ourselves together to see what's there. Our edges are our shared, emergent questions.
When we connect with our edges we engage our learning and growth. We realize the possibilities that call us. We spend less time stuck in the futile spaces of deficiencies and grievances that deny our gifts and opportunities. We go beyond business as usual, the status quo.
In a conversation yesterday, my friend Jen Margolis and I arrived at the agreement that happiness is creating deeper connections with ourselves, each other and our edges. Each dimension contributes to a synergy that energizes us with a sense of our power, our internal locus of control, our growth mindset.