This morning I saw a short but powerful quote from Tom Peters. It’s certainly relevant in regard to our current chaotic environment world wide. Peters suggested:
- Stay angry!
- Change the world!
- Never give up!
- Never give in!
We’ve recently seen evidence that this strategy does produce results. It’s simply sad that we have to resort to using it! It seems people have to be pushed to the wall and forced to feel that we’re not going to take it anymore before we finally take action. Note the recent election results in Massachusetts. Some think that occurred to send a message to a particular party. Those people are wrong. That was a message sent to ALL politicians that the citizens of our country are angry. I hope both parties got the message.
Peter’s words should be a battle cry for anyone who is fed up with the status quo and wants to see positive change in their personal lives, community, workplace, organization, state or country.
History has proven time and time again that productive change occurs when society reaches the point of refusing to tolerate its current status. Get angry … but channel that anger into positive action to make significant change in areas that are important to you. Network with those who share your concern. Develop a plan of action. Execute and make things happen! You’ll be glad you did.
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