Doing The Same Thing Over & Over Doesn't Cause Change
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Y'all, @600 people were shot at one single incident in the past year in Las Vegas. There are active shooter incidents every few days in the US. Orlando in 2016 was a bloodbath. Today all the same outrage is everywhere. Again. Today the incident is in Florida. Again.
I have no patience for the same conversations over and over.
Reacting the same way over and over won't create change.
That's not how disruption happens.
A wise Washington insider told me once that the only way to make change in Washington, DC is to make something really ugly; make it not go away, and make it hard to deal with. Much like the White House's problem over the last week with ignoring violence against women by a staff member. It's messy, it's huge... and it's sticking. There's a chance the mess will lead to change.
We're not going to see change on any level or scale by living our lives the same way we've been living them.
As an uncle of mine says, "pick a lane and defend it." Find something to champion and go the hell after it. Do deep work. Find what resonates. Commit. Create the space. Put the time in. Study the problem. Find a team. Come up with a long-term strategy. Create solutions. Make them happen.
If you're going to go, go all out.
We make change by digging in. It can happen. You can create it.
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