You say you got a real solution
Well you know
We’d all want to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well you know
We’re all doing what we can ~The Beatles
Martin Luther King was revolutionary. Nelson Mandela was revolutionary. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was revolutionary.
Revolutionary refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society or on some aspect of human experience. It unlocks something in us that we may have never even realized was locked. It frees something that was oppressed, something we never imagined could be free. It lights the spark to profound change.
It changes the game.
Are the solutions that you are working on, the plans you are creating, the ideas you are hatching, the gifts you are contributing revolutionary?
- Will these solutions, ideas or contributions move you into unfamiliar environments? If so, it might be revolutionary.
- Are you willing to immerse yourself in a different contexts? Are you open to seek out new partnerships or communities, or make yourself vulnerable? Are you trusting yourself and asking authentic questions? If so, it might be revolutionary.
- Have you begun to step into more relevant experiences? Does your work give voice to the voiceless and power to the powerless? Does it paint a vison for what a better system could look like? If so, it might be revolutionary
I want you to think about what you can do today to change the game.
What can you do or create that is new, that’s progressive? Being revolutionary at its core is about being forward-looking, radical, cutting edge. Being revolutionary means checking your organizational ego at the door.Who gets credit is irrelevant. The organization that leverages the strengths, competencies and possibilities of existing networks and communities is the ultimate winner.
Its about advancing.
Its about the advancement of your leadership, tribe and communities. Does your work help people understand hunger in a new way…or racism or even social entrepreneurship- insert your mission here. This is not coming from a place of rebellion, its built on a foundation of respect. Its about creating internal structures built to support this game changing work. This is hard work and not for the faint of heart.
What do you have to lose by viewing your work through a revolutionary lens of new ideas and concepts ? What if you ran your organization as a revolution and not just a process of evolution?
Because from where I am sitting, you have so much to gain. A revolution is never the end, its always the beginning.