Hawai’i is a place rich in culture and foundational values that imbue day to day life with purpose and structure. The value of ‘Imi Ola is to seek your highest potential and live your best life.
How to Pronounce ‘Imi ola
‘Imi Ola is pronounced E Me O La.
What Does ‘Imi ola Mean in Hawaiian?
‘Ima Ola is to seek one’s highest and best life. It is a continual process of striving in life to think, act, be and give our best. It is the value of mission and vision. On the path of ‘imi ola, knowledge is gained and wisdom results as we put one foot in front of the other to meet our vision and fulfill our mission.
How do Hawaiians Practice ‘Imi ola?
‘Imi Ola is a personal commitment to align with and fulfill one’s own destiny and to learn lessons from life’s challenges and victories each step of the way. It turns every experience and interaction into an opportunity to learn and grow.
To ‘imi ola is also to preserve our well-being in a way that is not selfish, but supportive of us growing into the person we are meant to be, that can most generously share our gifts with others.
3-5 Ways to Practice ‘Imi ola Daily
Each person is constantly learning but the key with ‘imi ola is to actively seek learning. When we seek learning from every experience we gain knowledge and transform it to wisdom.
Having a positive outlook on life and the experiences it brings us allows us to grow rather than resist what may come. If we look at life from a place of possibility we suffer less and can turn some of life’s hardest moments into our most rich.
Take Good Care
To ‘imi ola requires us to take care of ourselves so we can then give to others. When we value our well-being and do what we need to take care of ourselves, this is not selfish, it allows us to bring our gifts more fully and to share more generously with others. What we share has more value and impact when it comes from a healthy place, so it is important to tend to our needs to bring our highest selves to the world.
Living ‘imi ola encourages us to slow down at moments and listen to our higher guidance or a higher source. It can also mean finding a mentor or guide who can challenge, encourage, and support us in our endeavors.
‘Imi Ola has been one of Mana’s core values from the start. We are seeking our highest potential as a company. We are committed to learning and growing along the way, seeking guidance, and aspiring to take care of our customers, our employees, our community, our environment, and also ourselves.
Other Hawai’ian Values
ALOHA – The guiding force for living in an honorable, thoughtful, healthy way.
Spread love, grace, kindness, humility, and compassion.