I have a few friends who go by the name of Bob. They are wise, leaving me with short, simple and meaningful principles to live and experiement with. I have just come across the principles Bob Stilger works with that are worth sharing:
Every community is filled with leaders
Whatever the problem, community itself has the answers
We don’t have to wait for anyone. We have many resources with which to make things better now
We need a clear sense of direction AND we need to know the elegant, minimum next step
We proceed one step at a time, making the path by walking it
Local work evolves to create transformative social change when connected to similar work around the world
These principles are powerful in their simplicity. There is great possibility in our lives and work when we believe and recognize (in both the plural and singular) that:
We are leaders
We have the needed knowledge
We can act now
We choose direction
We make the path by walking it
We learn by connecting our local with the global
The choice: believe in ourselves or sabotage ourselves.
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Well, heck, how can I not respond to something like this! Thanks for sharing, Beth.
These principles work! Visit http://www.slhi.org to see how they are being applied in Phoenix, as just one example.
Be well, friends!