Explore Discover Stop

February 29, 2016 at 7:03 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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“I never worry about action, but only inaction.” – Winston Churchill

I’m in the line at the bank. Cheque in hand. Ready to make a normal deposit. I look down briefly at the hand that holds the cheque and my card and notice something different. This cheque has been made out to ‘Explore Discover’, instead of ‘Explore Discover Act’. It’s just a simple oversight from one of our clients. Not a big deal. But it got me thinking.

“Most of our problems are because we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.” – Jeromy Shingongo

It’s more than just a name. It’s a process. When we work with the participants in our programs, or communicate with our clients, we are always talking about our commitment to meaningful action beyond the program day/s. In order to create the ripples of contribution, connection and change that we seek we (me, you and all of us) must purposefully use our daily thoughts, words and actions. In other words we need to keep courageously ACTing on our ever developing skills, knowledge and awareness, over and over and over and over again.

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires… courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life really is an incredible journey, full of adventures and opportunities to explore the possibilities, discover potential and act authentically. My hope is that we as individuals and groups keep compassionately reminding ourselves and others of the difference between the ripples created in our own and others lives by ‘Explore Discover Stop’ and ‘Explore Discover Act’.

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it, go out and get busy!” – Dale Carnegie

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