The Road to Nowhere
About thirty minutes away from me is The Road to Nowhere, a partially completed road that was promised to link several rural communities with ancestral cemeteries when the original roads were destroyed as part of the dam building during the time of rural electrification.
The Road to Nowhere has many of the hallmarks of Big Change. The goal was ambitious given the terrain and habitat, the resources were inadequate, and unanticipated events derailed the project. Now there is a half-built road that does nothing for the original goal.
Like so many Big Change projects, it lies abandoned, only halfway completed.
Think about the big undertaking that you have committed to in the past. How many of them yielded the promised results?
Instead of Big Change, consider investing more time identifying the root problem, and then figuring out one tiny thing you can do to improve the situation by working A-B.
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