CHAPTER 12One Person Always Matters

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage andbelief that human history is shaped. Each timea man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improvethe lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, hesends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert Kennedy

Much of this book has danced between two concepts, the need to take responsibility and the results of what happens when we step up to take action. I hope that by now you are convinced that looking in the mirror is better than pointing blame; that when we focus on what we can change rather than what others need to change, we move into a place of power; that even if only a small portion of any problem is ours, something important shifts when we decide to take 100 percent ...

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