We have been trying to run a program for change at my work place. It has been a revelation to understand how change propagates through an organization and how people at different levels react to this. Especially change that involves having to reconfigure the existing work culture drastically.
But I shall start off with a question asked by a colleague when I asked whether he had thought of an idea to share. He in turn asked, ‘Why should I share? Why not I move to another organization, with a hike in my salary, instead of contributing here?’ This was a valid enough question and I shall share my thoughts on my position.
Potential is worth nothing – Potential remains just that unless it is kindled into action.
What good is a million bucks in the bank if it does not alleviate you from poverty. Potential is just notional value. For it to be actualized one needs to act.
The attempt is worth more than failing.
An action gains its worth by context. No idea passes into reality in its pristine state. By the time it transitions into reality it loses its imaginary sheen and gains practical value.
Before accomplishing is the fact of attempting something.
To attempt is to will a possibility into becoming reality.
Will and the possibility are tangled, each coaxing the other into existence.
Out of this union emerges by some strange alchemy an outcome that did not exist before.
As some would say ‘To attempt is to do’.