I’ve devoted my life to the idea of change, the belief in transformation. I am interested in how change works at both the personal and social levels. I often run change experiments on myself. My diet has been one of the hardest things for me to change. So I’m about to run a new experiment on myself, and I am enrolling you in it.
I’m playing with Stickk.com, an application that works with accountability mechanisms as well as with a strong disincentive.
I am a fan of the Clean Program, it is the best cleanse I get to do. But now I want to integrate the clean way of eating into my life. For the next twenty weeks I am committed to keeping three clean days per week.
If there is any week that I don’t fulfill on this commitment, then the folks at Stickk.com will send $50 to American Cross Roads, the Republican Political Action Committee founded by Karl Rove – my money will go to the total antithesis of my political stance.
This is a powerful experiment, and being public about it is integral to it. I will be reporting back to you every Sunday, for the next 20 weeks.
It is extremely rare for the attention of so many humans around the planet to be placed on the same thing at the same time. Today’s is not just a game, it’s a massive event in consciousness. Watch the game, and once in a while tune in to yourself, go just beneath the surface and you might be able to sense this global web of connection.
Attention at this scald is something that was unimaginable just 100 years ago. Consider the evolutionary implications!
Nurturing the skill to tune into and become aware of the whole is a developmental imperative. Take today to practice.
Be amazed with me! These are the organizations represented at OPEN US. Their membership in the millions. Good humans, such a privilege to facilitate this space!
18 Million Rising
Citizen Engagement Lab
Democracy for America
New Organizing Institute
Organizing for Action
Online Progressive Engagement Network (International)
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Sun of Us
I also listened to the next segment of Seth Godin’s Modern Marketing Workshop, on Skillshare. It was titled “An Action Theory of Marketing.” I got through the segment but didn’t have a lot of energy to do the assignment.
But what if you have a coach? What if you have a solid plan for learning as you go? What if you have a community, a group of people with their own rockets to launch? What if you have all of yourself, your most present mindful self?
The people who are good in the long run fail a lot, especially at the beginning. So, when you fail early, it might be worth realizing that this is part of the deal, the price you pay for being good in the long run.
Every rejection is a gift. A chance to learn and to do it better next time. An opportunity to figure out how to bounce, not break. Don’t waste them.