It was a joy to read this quote yesterday. It is what I’m doing and what I’m sometimes criticized for doing. I have a tendency to rush into things and create action where others might think some planning would be better. Sometimes they are right. Sometimes, I just need momentum.
I’ve watched dreams die because a person spent years in the development process and nothing was ever built. A colleague and I did some fabulous collaborating and learned an enormous amount about co-leading only to find ourselves without participants in our workshop. We wanted to “get it right” and forgot to trust that the tools we needed would show up.
There is a part of me that instinctively takes actions. Maybe I have less fear of failure than I think – at least in some situations.
I am helping to manage a community meeting place and even though lots of conversations have taken place I can see that we have so many gaps to fill in. And I keep pushing ahead and doing what’s in front of me with a sense that things will come together. When people ask questions about what we are up to I don’t always sound clear because frankly I don’t know for sure. I know what our intention is and that is what carries us forward. If I had not taken steps with what I had there wouldn’t be so many exciting things happening in our little community.
Maybe there is some thing that you are wanting that always seems out of reach. Change your perspective. Not only am I a Change Facilitator in the work I do with clients, I continually change my own perspectives to empower myself every day. It what works.
This Napoleon Hill quote, from a renowned source of inspiration, gives you permission to act, to call, to engage, to move. And I believe you can and will make something happen, if only you start where you are standing.