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And the Walls Fall Down

Dr. Foster Mobley // Business, Education, History, Quotables, Sports, Wisdom Leading

Q: What about you are you both afraid and eager for others to know? Theologian and philosopher C.S. Lewis once said that our greatest fear and our greatest desire is to be known. To really be known we must break down the walls separating our "outside" selves and our "inside" selves. So, what would that look like? Well, it might look something like Roberto Benigni on Oscar night in 1998. Benigni won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for Life Is Beautiful. When his name was called, Roberto's walls fell away: he jumped on seats, shook strangers' hands, hopped up the stairs like a little boy and, in heavily accented English, spoke profusely about joy and gratitude. Everyone watching him immediately knew Roberto Benigni inside and out. Letting our walls fall away to be truly known can be scary. But, the less we hold our true selves back the better others can know us and the better we can know ourselves. And, we get even closer to real breakthough leading. (Want to see falling walls for yourself? Watch here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cTR6fk8frs)
Q: What about you are you both afraid and eager for others to know?

Theologian and philosopher C.S. Lewis once said that our greatest fear and our greatest desire is to be known.  To really be known we must break down the walls separating our "outside" selves and our "inside" selves.  So, what would that look like?
 
Well, it might look something like Roberto Benigni on Oscar night in 1998.  Benigni won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for Life Is Beautiful.  When his name was called, Roberto's walls fell away: he jumped on seats, shook strangers' hands, hopped up the stairs like a little boy and, in heavily accented English, spoke profusely about joy and gratitude.  Everyone watching him immediately knew Roberto Benigni inside and out.
 
Letting our walls fall away to be truly known can be scary.  But, the less we hold our true selves back the better others can know us and the better we can know ourselves.  And, we get even closer to real breakthough leading.
 
(Want to see falling walls for yourself?  Watch here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cTR6fk8frs)

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