The Blog has returned!
It’s been awhile since The Blog has been posting, and what better way to start of this great new revival with talking about where it all began, talking about our foundations and our beginnings.
The whole culture of Fraternity and Sorority Life is centered around our foundations and beginnings, those first groups of women and men who said “Let’s start something different.” on college campuses across the country. Those men and women created organizations built on strong foundations and values which have transcended the decades into our organizations today.
Or at least they should.
Because it’s easy to forget our beginnings sometimes. They get bogged down by the weight of what is currently happening, what is being done in the present moment, and the “trends” that might be happening in our community. But sometimes these things are so far from our values and beliefs that our true purpose, our true core, becomes clouded and we have to do a lot of soul-searching and digging to find it again.
How do we avoid all of that? Because let’s be honest, it’s not the best thing to do.
Well we prevent ourselves from getting there in the first place. We reminder ourselves “Dose this align with the values and foundations of my organization?” or “Would my founders be proud of what I am doing right now?”
Every action has a series of choices and consequences that we must face in the aftermath of our actions.
So remember your beginnings. Don’t let them get bogged down by what is popular or what other people are doing.
Be different. Be unique. Be your values.