So how do I push?
- I do something small each day. As they say, the easiest way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. Sometimes the effort is to draft ideas for a post, sometimes to write one. Other times the goal is to simply see things differently. But each day, I try to do something.
- I strive to have my thoughts, feelings and behaviors align with my beliefs. People are inherently good, even if they’ve buried their good and their gifts deep within themselves. I strive to see that good in everyone, and let them know that I’ve noticed it. Seeing this and acknowledging it is easy most of the time, but is sometimes extremely difficult. I find it a bit easier since I’m willing to believe that everyone is doing the best they can at any particular point in time, and that the “best they can” changes frequently.
- I talk about Emergence. If people ask me about my thoughts on Emergence and why I’m doing this – I tell them. I don’t care if it’s during a job interview, casual discussion with friends, or a person who has found me online. I want everyone to know, because knowing my inspire them to start asking questions and searching on their own – or better yet, along with me.
- I learn. I’m open to learning – I feel like I’m on the right path to change the world, but I’m open to the possibility that there are many ways to go about it. You may have seen a comment from Aaron Z on my “Oneness” post. He called me out on my thinking; I did some research, responded, and continued to think through his point. I’m grateful for the discussion and the learnings it allowed me to experience. And in the end, I believe that I’ve been able to incorporate his point of view into my thinking. Pretty cool.
- I listen. There are opportunities around me each and every day; sometimes they are opportunities to learn, sometimes to expand my business, sometimes to make a new friend. I never miss an opportunity.
Can you do these things? Absolutely. It just takes a firm commitment to Emergence.