Be The Change To Create Change

October 30, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

I have heard many versions of this quote and have always thought I knew its meaning. 

I thought it meant that one must look to oneself for action, that one must take responsibility for change and not expect or wait for others to do it. 

While I still believe this is part of the message, there is another one that I have been seeing. 

That is by being the change  one creates the space for others to take similar action. 

All too often people live within the limits of their own internal conversations. 

When you take action you provide implicit permission for others to do the same.  Be the change.  Be the catalyst. Being that is not just being about you.

Al Shalloway

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Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Alan is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design.



        

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