Hi everyone! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been with you, and I’m glad to be back. In these last weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about power. Who has it, how can it be used to advance good, and what is our responsibility with the power we have… I’m compelled by this idea that each of us has real power, within our areas of responsibility – big or small. Look around. We know lots of things or situations that need to change. But most of the time, we can feel powerless to do anything about any of it. The issues are just too big. I am convinced that we do have the power to make a difference. In fact, we have a ton of power to create change, and we can do so every day. That personal power can have a ripple effect and lead to real systems change as it spreads.
Each of us can author change, with the power – or agency – we have in our lives right now. And we don’t need to have a title or money to do so. In my small world, here are some things I do with very specific intentionality:
To my mind, real change, revolution even, happens one person, one situation at a time. The Power of One. I bet you could think of just one thing for yourself, as well. I’d love to hear about it.
See you in the trenches.
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