Starting A Personal Revolution
Good morning fellas.
I just woke up to reading an excellent, excellent article I want to share with you.
And it’s not even a brand new one, written over a month ago but it’s too good not to give it a quick nod.
It’s called How To Start A Revolution by Jonathan Mead.
I vividly remember the day I quit my job to become an entrepreneur, and I’ve never looked back since.
But I digress, here are the essentials of creating a personal revolution according to Mr. Mead:
- It has to be something you care deeply about and would be willing to devote your life to.
- It should be something that will help other people.
- It should have a long term impact.
- It has to be remarkable; it has to be worth sharing and bigger than you.
- Working toward a revolution often involves the pursuit of being an ordinary radical.
- Your revolution must have a distinctive quality to it that is caused by you working in it. It wouldn’t be the same if someone else did it. But it is definitely a collective movement created by similar values.
Once you get that worked out, here are some important questions to get you started:
- What do you teach others simply by being you?
- What would you spend your time on, even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
- What do you find yourself researching and can’t stop yourself from learning more about?
- Is there anything you would consider yourself an expert in? If not, is there anything you’d like to be an expert in?
- What gifts do you have that you’d like to make available to the world?
- What do you want to change?
- What lessons do you often find yourself repeating in life?
- How does your purpose impact your local community? How does it impact your family? Your friends? The world?
- What does your tribe (the people you most connect with) look like? What do you identify with on a collective level?
- What legacy do you want to leave behind when you’re gone?
Well, I’m sorry but I must now return in haste to the preparations of a revolution of my own making. Yes, another one. 😉
To read the whole story as Jonathan tells it, check it out over here.