A common thread between change agents seems to be hope.
Considering all the challenges they face, that might seem ironic. But, perhaps hope is the only reason to keep pushing the boulder up the hill, even when it doesn’t seem to be budging.
Hope that the organization has the potential to be better.
The belief that we can bring more meaning to the enterprise.
Knowing that financial success and doing well at the “soft stuff” are not mutually exclusive.
The belief that it’s possible to engage a large group in a collective purpose.
Hope that there is something good on the other side of the hill.
…And that there is truly another side to get to.
…And that it is possible to get there.
When the going gets rough, sometimes all a change agent has is hope, and their willingness to take action toward it.
After all, no one ever moves forward from a place of futility.
What is your hope?