Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Be Proactive

Isn't it amazing how much energy some people put into complaining or whining about things? Think about the political climate across the country for the past several years. The complaints were almost visceral whether you're talking about local elections or the 'W' factor. It didn't matter which side you were on.

If you have a difference of opinion, state the facts and your position. Make a difference by offering alternative solutions that will make people consider them. If it's something you're not able to control, move on. Don't waste energy trying to change something you can't. Make a positive difference by working in your own sphere of influence.

Fault finding and playing the blame game help no one. It's time for all of us to ask the question, "What am I going to do about it?" That's when the real solutions to problems come about. That is when initiative, proactive leadership and resourcefulness are most valuable.

1 comment:

'V' said...

Proactive Politics. The greatest innovation that has yet to make it from concept to reality, perhaps. The communal nature of politics requires that a strong leader make this final leap, as the power of the people is the fire of any political movement.

How can an Innovative Leader motivate people to take a course of action they (the people) prescribe for others but fail to take? The barrier of hypocrisy seems a tough obstacle to navigate. I think the challenge lies in the necessity of showing each individual that the course of action is possible for them, as the problem is very personal. The multitude of personalities and communication styles make this a daunting task for a political movement. But is there another way?