Change and transformation are major themes in my coaching and hopefully yours. I want to emphasize that that big changes will occur if we start small. As Gandhi said: ‘We must become the change we want to see.” So to change our lives, our teams, in our schools, the community and the world we must first change ourselves. Sometimes this is the most difficult change we will have to make. We must get out of our comfort zone. Start small and finish big. Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
Start with yourself. Howard Thurman said: “ Don’t ask what the world needs. Rather ask – what makes you come alive? Then go and do it! Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” You must come alive and challenge yourself daily to be better and make those around you better. Get out and lead, don’t follow, think, don’t accept current trends and fads as dogma. Challenge yourself and challenge others. Be a change agent.