I’m usually quite good with quotes. I find them really interesting and a lot of them stick in my memory. But I recently came across one that is fairly famous and right up my street, but yet I’d never heard it before.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
And it’s dead on. There have been a lot of things I wish were different, but there are very few things I’ve been able to actually change. Part of the reason for that is that I’ve relied upon the system in order to try. I’ve asked permission, I’ve followed procedures, I’ve waited for when other people are on side. Now I’m thinking that I might have got that wrong. All it’s really done is stalled any real positive changes. Nothing’s got better.
So now I’m going to start trying something slightly different. I’m still going to deal with things constructively. But now I’m going to be deciding what course of action is the best for myself, working to my own time scales, and dong the right thing because it’s the right thing, rather than waiting around for someone to give me permission. Now I’m going to do things for myself. Now I’m going to be the change.