As news of huge and impending cuts comes in... comments from valued friends, chime with mine, summed up as, “whathe****? is going on?”
I am holding on to the strength of an idea that we create our futures. We do this first inside our heads and then in our slow steps and pushes and pulls, with those we meet… today and tomorrow and the next day.
I’m strongly of the view, that in times of cut funding,“sans BSF, sans IYS, sans everything..” we are thrown, inevitably, back into a shrunken survival mode and, as leaders, we must offer hope to those around, by building personal capacity and social capital in our interdependence. This is more about making meanings in the relationships and purpose, rather than the infrastructure. Once again, it's about who we are and what we want to be, more than what we are having to exist through today. So, look into the picture below…
What thoughts does it raise in you?
I took it in Kerala two years – we watched him march purposefully, in oppressive heat, a sure pace and even speed, towards and over the horizon. Survival, determination and purpose personified. And look at the care and detail in his kit - his footwear. It still fires me up! How much he is achieving with so little. We have been here before....we know what to do... it's head down, ever onwards, the hard yards and then upwards, eyes always open for supportive fellow travellers... Looking for a Tower ahead perhaps - too see further - ivory, or folly?
We can learn from such determination, purpose and endeavour. This too will pass.