Monday, June 08, 2009

Lessons from The Dancing Dude

1. Be yourself completely - others will naturally follow. Integrity and Authencity is contagious.

2. Be an idiot. Although you initially might be judged, deep down most people admire your courage to step out of the status quo.

3. Surround yourself with changemakers - people who are willingly to take a risk. It brings energy, exicitement and fun with it. Life is not about sitting around watching the show. It is about partaking it in.

4. Don't sit around looking at life. Dance with it. Its a party.

5. Goethe says its best:

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.--Goethe

Thanks to @engagejoe for sharing

And here is a great post from AmySampleWard, applying the same lessons to Social Change

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