“The tendency of everyone is to evolve.”—Romario
And I certainly continue to evolve.
Gumption 2.0was a huge jump from Gumption 1.0. It took my original seven tenets and trimmed it to three.
Today, Gumption 2.1 debuts and will hereafter be called Gumption.
Gumption 2.1 renames two of the three principals.
Mindset becomes Mindful
Moxie becomes Intentional.
Graciousness stays the same.
So, why the change to Gumption 2.1?
Mindful and Intentional are ways of being. They match Graciousness as a way of being. There is now a consistency as all three principals are ways of being. Gumption no longer mixes a concept with a way of being.
Moxie was a way of being as it means energetic. But Intentional better describes how I believe action should be taken. I promote intentional action as opposed to any action (i.e., random) taken with energy. Of course, intentional actions done with moxie will still be encouraged. Intentional, or purposeful, is the way a person with Gumption takes action. A person with Gumption intentionally gets things done.
Mindful better describes a person who is aware of that thinking. Mindset is a concept and doesn’t give a person a way to think. Since a person with Gumption actively works at controlling his or her thoughts, Mindful better describes that way of being. Mindful individuals are awake to their own thinking.
Graciousness is the way you interact with others.
So a person with Gumption is:
- Mindful of their thoughts.
- Intentional in what they do.
- Gracious in the way they interact with others.
Mindful, Intentional, and Gracious also better answer these three questions:
- How do you think? Mindfully
- How do you get thing done? Intentionally
- How do you interact with others? With Graciousness.
Are you mindful of your thoughts?
Do you take actions intentionally?
Are you gracious with others?
Note: Special thanks to my presentation coach, Karen McNenny, for helping me make this subtle, yet important, evolution to Gumption.
Next Blog Title: How Mindful People are Aware of Their Thinking
Next Blog Date: September 13, 2012