Advancing community welfare is a third considerable benefit identified by emerging sages:
The feeling of doing something good and well is inspiring for me. It’s the satisfaction that comes from being part of something that makes this community a better place.
I definitely get the satisfaction of seeing the service delivery in Nevada County get better. Not that it improved because of me, but it is exciting I have been able to see it happen. I get an equal voice at the table and have an understanding of how I can be of service. It makes my job easier as a professional.
I have come to realize that I have a part to play in contributing to a healthy community, which is a place where I can be safe and happy.
Other benefits come from the work life of emerging sages:
I am paid to do my job, which allows me to be independent. Most important, I am passionate about my government work and it is part of who I am.
Although there are days of great frustration, I feel fortunate to have the job I have. Being in a position where I feel like I make a difference. And making the community a better place for our families and children.
And emerging sage leaders also value the benefit of legacy, leaving something behind that reflects on the lives they have lived:
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I get a lot of personal satisfaction in having a positive impact on our community. It’s important for me to leave a legacy of having lived a life that was worth living.
Having peace of mind in knowing that I am investing my life in something worthy. I am able to go home every night and look in the mirror and know I have spent my day and my life in service to people, working for a cause greater than myself, hoping that it will outlast me.