The Power of Affiliation

onward excerpts personal development Feb 18, 2019
Creative On Purpose
The Power of Affiliation

The status quo favors the exclusive club at the top. They stay there through control and compliance. For those winning the status-quo game, confidence, certainty, and even arrogance are rewarded.

Curiosity, courage, and creativity are discouraged. Those that don’t take a hint are punished. The status quo amplifies our differences and fears to keep us humble, hiding, and alone.

How do we build something better? Something that cultivates compassion? Something that shares the available abundance?


When the humanitarian, generous, and active gather, the door to possibility is cracked open.

When fellow travelers leverage curiosity, courage, and creativity, there’s an opportunity to break the status quo and build something better. Something that serves more and shuns fewer.

Complaining about how things are won’t change a thing. Community and a cause can.

Affiliation and action lead to trust and forward motion. 

Look for the others. Who are the people you already know that you can convene to assess the situation? What small group can you gather to work together to make things better?

This is an excerpt from Onward: Where Certainty Ends Possibility Begins.The audio comes from the audiobook edition available on Audible.

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose

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