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Zeal – A to Z of Self Leadership

As we come to the last letter of the A to Z of Self Leadership, it’s only natural for me to choose a powerful attribute like ‘Zeal’. It encompasses many of the attributes I’ve spoken of before.

Very simply, can mean living abundantly, being fully aware, deeply thankful and filled with enthusiasm. It pushes us to incorporate kindness and live a meaningful life. Zeal pushes us to respond to situations and experiences in an authentic, just and courageous manner.

Zeal is what keeps us from becoming jaded – instead we choose to live by our powerful vision for ourselves and do the work we were meant to in this world. When we live in this manner, we begin to be mindful of the richness that this world has to offer.  We live deeply and deliberately.

Today I’m struck by Mary Oliver’s poem ‘Mindful’, which to me speaks so loudly of living a rich and abundant life.

I see or hear
that more or less
kills me
with delight,
that leaves me
like a needle
in the haystack
of light.
It was what I was born for —
to look, to listen…

Let us lead ourselves towards living a life full of zeal!

[Tweet “Whatever you undertake, do it with all the zeal in your makeup.”]

Today I’m on ‘ Z’ of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. My theme is the A to Z of Self Leadership. I’m also undertaking the NaBloPoMo for April – the theme is ‘grow’ and the Ultimate Blog Challenge


  1. Eli Eli May 6, 2015

    Yay! Here’s to a life full of Zeal! Very inspirational – to be Aware- I liked that. Congrats Corinne on completing AtoZ – I will come back (again and again) for your inspiring posts.
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  2. Pique Dan Pique Dan May 4, 2015

    Zeal is like the most important aspect of self improvement.I don’t know what I would be doing if I had no zeal in what I did. I had zeal in everything I did till now and that has taken me far away from what I would have been if I lived half heartedly
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  3. Ranveer vishal Ranveer vishal May 1, 2015

    Beautiful poem on Zeal to finish the challenge, Corinne. Congrats.

  4. Courtney Turner Courtney Turner May 1, 2015

    Mary Oliver’s a lovely writer. Thanks! Would comment more, but am tired!

  5. Ina Tales Ina Tales April 30, 2015

    Congratulations Corinne on finishing the challenge. Pround moment 🙂 Raising a toast to a life full of zeal. 😀

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