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Julian Sturton

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Leading and the Art of Preparation

When you are leading, you must be prepared to question and potentially undo any prevailing circumstance that stands in the way of yours or others’ progress and success.

You’re either fully prepared to make a difference at every moment, or else you are simply controlled and governed by your own sense of being right.

Yet, the one single hardest thing to do in life is to not take sides — especially at yours or someone else’s expense!

Ever since humans have existed, the context behind everything we do is to fight over our differences — to take sides over everything. That is until now.

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Questions of Value

What is value?

At the most basic level, value is the essence of measurable sustainable success. We seek value in everything, for it defines the quality of each moment. Accordingly, we determine what shall happen next by the design or intention of such defining moments.

Where there is a measurable difference, value is at the core. Is it not true, therefore, that when we make a difference, we separate what has already happened from what is going to happen?

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Further exploration

Following the most basic definition, we may ask a series of questions concerning value.

Is value important? Is value one of the vital elements of life itself? Can we get by in life without things of value? Is value part of what makes life itself sustainable? If value is an answer to something that is missing, then what is the question? If the one thing that is constant is change, then is value a necessary component of change?

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