Make America Create Again

personal development Nov 01, 2021
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It feels like we’re in an endless season of politics and division here in the United States. It seems like we’ve settled into an endless loop of hoping and waiting for one side or the other to win and to fix things.

But can you name any meaningful and sustained change that has happened through legislation or legal systems?

“Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.”— Martin Luther King Jr.

For instance, legislation on gender equity and racial justice has been on the books for decades. Yet, real progress in these and other vital matters has only really come when concerned citizens work together to change the status quo.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”— Margaret Mead

Not that we shouldn’t demand and fight for fair and equitable legislative and legal institutions, but hoping and waiting for outdated and broken systems to fix systemic problems is insanity.

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel

It’s time to get to work. It's time to lean into the tension of uncertainty and adversity and level up in endeavors that make things better.

It’s time to make America create again.

All living things work. Work is merely the seeking and capturing of energy to produce or accomplish something.

But only human beings adopt an endeavor as a means to build identity and forge meaning.

Who you are is not just about what you believe. It’s also about what you do. Want to be and be seen as worthwhile? Believe in and do something worthwhile.

Not sure what that might look like? I get it. It took me a long time to define, develop, and deliver the difference only I can make. Institutional education and occupation conspire against our nature to explore interesting challenges creatively and in collaboration.

Here’s a Venn diagram I created during my long slog through the wilderness to find a viable and prosperous endeavor.

Defining who you are (core values and guiding principles), what you’re good at (hard and soft skills), and your tribe (a group of people who share your values and need your talents to enhance their lives), might help you identify a unique offering and an audience to do that work with and for.

Work that matters isn’t a destination. It’s a journey. Looking for help cultivating routines and relationships that encourage you to take small, daily steps into possibility? Creative on Purpose offers contentcommunity, and coaching that helps people like you do things like this!

“Legacy isn't what you leave behind, it's the difference you make today.”—Scott Perry

Are you ready to lean into the tension of uncertainty and navigate adversity in an endeavor that serves others? Let's work together to make things better. Visit CreativeOnPurpose.com for insight and inspiration to help you develop your potential and deliver on your promise in an endeavor that makes a difference.


Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose

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