I came across a great question in my research readings, one that we should all be asking ourselves as sustainability leaders.
What core value, practice, or belief do you have that sustains you through challenging times?
It’s from Joan McArthur-Blair’s (2004) dissertation on the inner life of post-secondary institutional leaders. In her study, she found that “grounding of the inner life in social justice was a predominant theme among participants” (p. 38).
We can probably all agree that having a purpose greater than ourselves is important, but how do we sustain ourselves through it? How do you prevent burn out? What do you do to sustain yourself?