One of the Kansas Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Principles is:
Our own defaults, how we would usually or unconsciously react or intervene in a situation, can be significant barriers to making progress on the issues we care about.
There is a lot to be said for this principle as well as the others in the list, but today I wanted to focus on the final part of the sentence – “making progress on the issues that we care about.” I have realized that this is universally applicable.
Everyone wants to make progress on the issues that they care about.
It may be:
- Foster children in the community
- A new worship service
- Development of one’s children
- Creating an effective committee structure
- Living into God‘s dream for one’s life
- Availability of clean drinking water