Monday, November 7, 2011

Take a stand

In a memorable scene from one of my favorite movies, Serenity, a dying character grabs the hero and says, “I don’t care what you believe in, just believe.” The film in many ways is about the power of belief, the energy that comes when you invest yourself in a decision to take a stand.

I tend to find a lot of life examples in films, books, music and other creative works. That’s not an accident. Each such work represents, in itself, a decision to take a stand. The creator(s) made a conscious decision to tell a story or express an idea — and stayed conscious long enough to complete that creative work.

What is it about the status quo that you’d like to be different? Start working, now, to change it. Decide that you’re not going to take it anymore, because things can be better than this.

Tap into the power of taking a stand. Grab hold of this moment, and then the next, and, as Mohandas Gandhi said so memorably, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

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