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Creating a Pathway to Change

“If the road be clear to see, go forward with a good will and no turning back; if not, wait and take the best advice you can. Should further obstacles arise, advance discretely to the limit of your resources, always following where justice seems to point the way.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 10:12

The Islands to Glens Project is a collection of resources designed to inspire ideas for positive change. This information was gathered during and after my journey from Fiji to Scotland, an effort best described by the Gaelic word for joyous: sunndach
For photos and stories from Fiji, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and more, click here.

About This Project

We undergo transformational change because we must. Conditions require it. In the book Leadership In Turbulent Times, author Doris Kearns Goodwin refers to these conditions as a “crucible moment”: one that will mold and shape us into something new.

Whether this moment lasts days, months, or even years, one ought to have a say in how things turn out. I suggest starting with hope and never letting go. Don’t ask why; instead, say “why not?”…and do so with a thoughtful plan in mind. We learn, we grow, we forge ahead, and things will eventually get better.

Positive change begins by expanding your perspective, yet this is only phase one. You then need to assimilate your experiences and observations for a deeper understanding; this will be hard, because you may not easily see where you are going. Yet with patience, awareness, and a generous spirit, know that you will ultimately realize your potential.

“If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do and how to do it.”

Abraham Lincoln, 1858

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