Impractical Effort

Just because something seems impractical, does not mean that we should avoid attempting it.

In fact, nearly all great change in the world is made by people who had the bravery, the arrogance, or the stupidity to attempt something impractical.

Practicality is measured in what has worked, what usually works, and what is expected to work.

Something is practical because it is predictable.

Change, at least profound change, the kind of change we want to make in the world, is neither predictable nor practical.

That means it is going to be difficult.

It will be difficult to conceive of, difficult to execute, and it will be difficult to get others to believe in it.

This is true, at least, until our work is proven.

Exactly how do we prove the value of our work before it is proven, before it is practical?

The simple answer is that we can’t, but this is why we must believe in our work before we can expect others to believe in it.

And, most importantly, we have to do it.

We have to put in the effort.

We have to master our craft.

While we do this, have to show up, we have to show our faces, and we have to share our work.

We must do this consistently and uncompromisingly because this is how we prove that we are serious.

Once people see that we are serious, that we are not giving up, and that our crazy idea is not going away, they may ask to join us on our journey.

Our once impractical idea now has traction and change has started to take hold.

It is a good thing we did not quit before we got started.

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