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The importance of being mindful

“As leaders, we are increasingly called to create spaces where inspired thinking, deep learning, and bold emergent action can take hold, wherever we are.” – ALIA Institute

Social innovators are motivated by a variety of people and experiences: they may be driven by a desire to make life better for those who are most vulnerable; they may be inspired by people close to them who they know they will lose one day; and even more personally, social innovators may be motivated by a desire to make life better for themselves. However, having a desire to help and being motivated to change things doesn’t necessarily mean we will be very good at it. I believe until we learn how to take care of ourselves, and learn to be ‘mindful’ and reflective, we will not realize our true potential to innovate for others.

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