July 2019: Are you ready?

Between 20th and 31st December, I have chosen a Quiet Disruptor post from each of the months of 2019. I hope this walking reflection on the year helps prepare us for 2020…

July – discovering our unique voice and becoming the change we want to see

Are you ready?

It depends…

Is this being ready to perform heart surgery (probably not unless you’ve undergone nine years of training) or to take your next step? To stand up and speak or do something you know is important when everyone else is sitting down.

To begin.

It also depends on why you’re asking.

Is it a let-out clause so you don’t have to step into the uncomfortable, uncertain space where you might fail?

Yes, we do need to do the prep: the thinking, listening, testing and planning. Enough. But not 100%, because that never comes. We’re not fine-tuning a machine operating in a vacuum. And most of the time we can only learn by doing.

For most of us being ready is more about internal preparedness than the externals.

So are you ready?

And now the big question: for whom?

…because it’s never about what

29th July 2019

Given that we are still in the holiday season, I hope you might find time to read the longer reflection from the middle of July: Become the change you want to see. The response to it suggested that it hit the spot for many people… Enjoy.