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AUDIO: The Purpose of Peace

by Greg Yates | Breakthrough Leadership

Peace is impossible to catch or to juggle.

It’s not hiding in a checklist, and it doesn’t avoid the struggle.

Peace is in the middle of things, not only at the end.

It’s not achieved; it’s received and becomes your closest friend.

You find it where you least expect: within, not without.

Awareness that compels you. A breakthrough without a doubt.


You can’t run fast enough. It’s not trying to get away.

You can’t catch it from someone else. It’s not an illness anyway.

You can’t bait it, call it or trap it. You can’t hunt it like prey.

Peace isn’t illusive. It’s a gift you can have, and you can have it today.


It’s there when you’re in crisis, it’s there when you’re the king.

It’s not a mood or attitude, it’s never had a swing.

It brings you rest, lets you sleep, relieves you when you’re stressed.

It never dominates your life, always remembers it’s your guest.


I think peace is allergic to complicated schemes.

It seems to build momentum in liberating dreams.

It waits when we are building with things that always rust.

And, calls to us from fortresses built on gratitude and trust


I know this sounds outrageous and probably insane.

I used to think that peace was impossible to maintain.

Leaders face a war, a challenge from which we cannot abstain.

I never knew it was peace that gave success in my campaign.


Peace is strength when all your strength and smarts are gone.

Peace is hope when darkness tells you there will never be a dawn.

Peace is wisdom found in faith despite the odds we can’t control.

Peace is fearless, seeing more than parts, believing in the whole.


I know it feels that peace is weakness or desperation,

But in fact you’ll learn through brokenness it’s part of your salvation.

Success depends on peace for inspiration and restoration

Of your highest created purpose and intended destination.


You’re walking on a path prepared with purpose, passion and light.

Peace is not the absence but it’s the purpose of your fight.

From the core of strength it wars with confidence in you,

It breaks you free from bondage and leads you to Breakthrough.


Add your comments to the conversation: How have you been able to be at peace lately? Have you struggled with peace in your leadership? Post your reply below.

About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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