Inspiration from American Poet Walt Whitman

 

For your Monday Morning Inspiration I offer the powerful words of American poet, essayist, and journalist Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Whitman has an enormous library of amazing poetry. The movie Dead Poets Society featured several inspiring examples from “Uncle Walt.”

For recruiters and HR professionals the following words are meaningful and offer a great reminder as we begin another work week. The pertinent question: What will your verse be? What will you contribute?

An excerpt from Whitman’s Leaves of Grass (1892):

O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’

Answer. That you are here — that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be? – Walt Whitman

As we pursue our professional goals it’s a great idea to periodically ask ourselves what we want our contribution to be and for what purpose(s). What will your verse be today, this week, and in the future?