It’s a three letter word that holds so much power, promise, and potential.
It’s comparable to a bridge, an ‘x’ factor, and glue.
It takes two things and puts it together.
It requires thought, (often times) creativity, and a “Hell-Yes” attitude to stay committed and make it happen.
AND is that powerful.
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, “AND” is both a conjunction and a noun.
the conjunction definition of “AND” is
connection or addition; express consequence, antithesis, or supplementary explanation; join one finite verb to another so that together they are logically equivalent to an infinitive of purpose (e.g., come and see me)
while the noun definition is
a logical operator that requires both of two inputs to be present or two conditions to be met for an output to be made or a statement to be executed.
See friends, “AND” is about connection. It is about addition. It “requires both input to be present or two conditions to be me for an output to be made” (www.merriam-webster.com)
In the world of AND, we see…
People, Planet, AND Profits
Doing (Humanitarian) Good AND Doing Well
Interesting AND Educating
Nutritious AND Delicious (revolution of the “junk” food industry)
Health, Wealth, AND Happiness
AND then some…
Ladies and Gents, YOU MATTER. Your life matters. And you and I are far too valuable, intelligent, and gifted to live life from the “OR” mentality.
Let’s get rid of People. Planet, OR Profits and start designing and creating for People, Planet, AND Profits.
Let’s move away from the past paradigm of Doing Good OR Doing Well and create an even stronger, more powerful marriage of Doing Good AND Doing Well.
Let’s shift our focus on education from teaching things that are interesting OR educating but create a system of Interesting AND Educating.
Food industry, pay attention. YOU are extremely valuable. Let’s cut the crap of creating products that are Nutritious OR Delicious and instead channel your time, talent, resources, and energy into creating, producing, and growing things that are Nutritious AND Delicious.
Let’s re-look at success as being Health, Wealth, OR Happiness and re-define it as Health, Wealth, AND Happiness…now that’s not success; that’s SIGNIFICANCE.
Friends, in our world of multiple choice, let your answer always be A…for AND.
What would our world look like if we let AND lead the way?
What would our lives look like if we let AND connect us to greatness and add value (nutrition, education, health, wealth, purpose, relationships) to our lives?