Do Something—Do Anything

If you wait for the perfect plan, you may be waiting forever.

A few years ago, a foundation in the United States ran an ad about the state of the environment. After presenting a series of dire facts about the planet supported by images, the ad ended with a simple admonition. “Do something, do anything!”

As I began to listen to the stories of people who had stepped up, I began to realize that one of the greatest enemies to creating real change is our need to have a plan before we start to act. Without a clear plan for success, we often stay on the sidelines. We may sit around for years waiting for the perfect ...

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