CHAPTER 6Do Something … Do Anything

If you wait for the perfect plan, you may bewaiting forever.

A few years ago in the United States, a foundation 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 path to appear, when what we really need to do is to start. The best advice for those who want to change ...

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