The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate. Seth Godin, American author and former dot com business executive
Another week, another school shooting in the U.S.A. We are averaging one a week so far this year. Whatever your politics, I’m sure you would agree that killing children at school (or any place else for that matter) is unacceptable; horrific actually. We react with shock, sadness, outrage. Sometimes we respond by posting our feelings on Facebook or face to face to friends. But what do we initiate? What new action do we take as individuals to bring about the change we want to see?
It’s difficult to initiate on any subject because we are often overwhelmed by the long term vision and the tasks involved to reach it. As a result, we decide it is better to not start at all. But when we break the vision and tasks down to tiny steps (becoming a mentor, writing an article or Letter to the Editor, making calls to get out the vote, educating ourselves and others about mental health or gun issues, etc.) making a change, one small step at a time, becomes possible.
On a personal level, what’s a tiny step you need to take to initiate the change you want to make in your life?
Affirmation: I initiate change.
Coaching question: What’s one thing you will do this week to initiate a change for the good in your life and world?