To be quite honest, I probably don’t know nearly as much as I put forward about starting a movement or keeping it going. The experience I have comes from videos and little leadership exercises across the course of my life. So how can I truly justify talking about creating a movement?
I would like to suggest that starting a movement is very difficult and yet it doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of keeping one going. All the posts up until this point have been a sort of groundwork of discovering who you are, what you are capable of, and then realising that you can’t do all on your own, we need to get our generation behind us. But there are millions of people in this generation, I hear you say. That’s true, but it shouldn’t stop the passion for seeing the world change.
This is what keeps a movement going. Passion. Passion for what you’re doing. Passion for what you can change, and wisdom to understand that not everything is going to change overnight and that not everyone is going to like the change. Showing your true face to yourself will change the way you deal with others. Showing your true face to the world, that is truly gut-wrenching, that is where the rubber meets the road. Unless you show your true face to the world, they won’t understand why you want change. When your passion and will are visible, people start to notice.
Keeping momentum going may be as simple as being honest with those people who seek change, and as difficult as stepping out of your comfort zone and into a place where you can truly let your passion influence others. In a sense when you’re passionate about moving forward in what you believe in your spheres of influence will notice, and if they share a similar goal, the momentum will grow.
It all starts with a simple desire to work at what you’re passionate about. A movement becomes a reflection of who you are and what you want to influence.