In a word, engagement.
Lucky Dube was a South African musician whose name some might say failed him; he was murdered in 2008. But while he was alive, he was fully engaged in his art. Incidentally, it was said he eschewed coffee, alcohol, and drugs; the energy and passion you see is all from inside.
He was passionate, alive, full of joy and energy! He was in his element on stage.
And notice from these videos that his back-up singers and musicians are fully engaged, smiling and dancing and loving every minute.
And his audience is in heaven: thrilled to be there, fully in the moment.
We could all ask: Do I have half the energy, passion, playfulness, self-expression, love of life that Lucky had? Can I find joy in each performance, each day, each task? Can I share the stage, inspire harmony, coordinate to make beautiful music with others? Do I give people their money's worth--and then some? Do I leave my customers thrilled and happy and always wanting more? Do I inspire others and leave a lasting legacy?
Lucky was an artist, a performer; I am not suggesting that we dance and sing around the office. But home and work might be happier places if we could find ways to translate such passion and energy into HR, teaching, parenting, social work, management, nursing!
One final video. The quality is not great, but I chose to include it under the theory that engagement does not require perfect circumstances.
Thanks for indulging my tribute to a favorite artist and role model. Now, go engage with life!
(Lucky, RIP--if you wish to rest, which I doubt. You're probably dancing and singing in your afterlife.)