It is these moments that make us wonder...did I blink? Maybe I did Maybe I didn't. Maybe it just exploded and I had to blink.
Seth's Blog: That moment. I like this riff.
It is there for us. We are in a moment as an environmental movement, as an advocacy community. Are we entrenched in our old way of thinking? Are we taking this moment at solving the problem facing the planet. We are not at the moment in history of great organizations. We are at the moment of networks. The information and network revolution is shaping our history, our industry, government, wars and economic future.
The edge of the scary is to think about network actions to create change and investing in network capacity to make it happen. Networks are our current opportunity to stir things up. We are aided by a huge tail wind of culture and commerce. We are staring at the loose networks of people that have disengaged. We are looking at the 1.4 million nonprofit organizations. We are trying to find a way to network them into a force for change.
Did we blink?
When you are sitting right on the edge of something daring and scary and creative and powerful and perhaps wonderful... and you blink and take a step back.
That's the moment. The moment between you and remarkable. Most people blink. Most people get stuck.
All the hard work and preparation and daring and luck is nothing compared with the ability to not blink.