if you think your job is to wow me, i leave you little space to do what matters to you. if i set you free, to do what matters to you, even if for a time, (long or short), even if it appears you are doing nothing, i’m giving you the reins to the best life you have to offer the world. a life that doesn’t depend on pay, or praise. a life that craves hard work.
and then, you will most certainly dazzle us all with your brilliance/essence/eudaimonia-ness.
i realize this is too simple. but it is what it is.
i realize it’s too complicated, but that’s only because we’re not able to see with our hearts in order to wait and trust more.
change can turn on a dime, because, amazing people are everywhere. today.
look around, breathe them in. they are two feet away. they are moons away.
all we need to do is quit managing them/us. we need to get out of the way.
our interconnectedness is complicated to understand/grok – but it’s why trust works. the mechanism/means/policy however, begs to be simple enough, no strings enough, to not be exclusionary. [ie: 2 needs, 2 convos]
there are experts everywhere telling people this. doing this.
one such expert of giving up the reins, letting the learner find their own burning problems, their own questions … is Ewan McIntosh. follow his lead if that resonates.
an expert in our abundance of cognition is Clay Shirky. talking to people is as simple as it gets, and it will make you as rich as it gets. follow his lead if that resonates.
Seth Godin constantly warns us to steer clear of the lizard brain, just do your thing.
Jason Fried models/suggests ways to rework your day, so that your hours matter.
Simon Sinek inspires us to start with why.
Carol Dweck offers us a new mindset, that actually craves failure, because that provides the best opportunities for growth and learning.
Yaacov Hecht offers experiences that show the benefit of listening without an agenda.
Richard Feynman danced to the pleasure of finding things out.
Lisa Gansky says we’ll have more if we share.
Jane McGonigal says we crave hard work.
James Bach advises that we try to ignore something to see how much it matters.
Kevin Kelly tells us that tech wants to bring us together.
Roger Martin encourages us to respectfully acknowledge reliability-oriented thinking, and boldly move on after your dream.
Daniel Coyle shows us where deep practice takes you.
Seth Godin says if you find your art, if it’s your art, you’ll do almost anything to give it away.
Krishnamurti says, partial freedom is no freedom.
Illich begs us to question the publicly prescribed curriculum rather than working our tails off to improve the delivery of it.
Melia says, what matters most, is what i’m doing now.
Ray says, there is never nothing going on.
Armando says, do what you do.
yeah… and that’s just in my head. just right now. only.
change is simple.
let’s unleash the people.
it’s in them.
they are ready.