So many things that seemed hard and certain now seem vaporous and tenuous. Itâ€™s like thereâ€™s no there, there. Consider:
* We in Michigan could hardly imagine a world without a Big Three.
* How could a big city not have a daily PAPER?
* Where was the barrier that my generation thought would always, or for a long time, stop a guy who looked like â€“ let alone was named – Barack?
* How did Bill Gates get to be â€œold money?â€
* How is it possible that your teenage son or daughter could have 373 â€œfriendsâ€? I mean what the heck is a â€œfriendâ€ these days?
The rapidity of change struck me again in reading this monthâ€™s Fast Company magazine. (Hmmm, can a monthly be fast?) Despite the name, they still print and mail you a monthly magazine for about ten bucks a year; itâ€™s a great and cheap way to stay up on the major changes in technology, business, and oddly this month â€“ politics. The cover story is about â€œthe kid who made Obama Presidentâ€ â€“ 25 year old Facebook co-founder, Chris Hughes. The Hughes-Obama team built a network through which 70,000 people in turn raised $30 million for the campaign. 2 million people built â€œprofilesâ€ on the site (remember when a profile was a picture of you from the side?). Itâ€™s unreal. Unimaginable change.
This extraordinarily FAST change is both the result and in turn the cause of the age of the everyday leader. Whether youâ€™re trying to find ideas, resources, or people â€“ whether for your business, your kids, your church, your faith, art or service â€“ theyâ€™re out there. If you expect the world around you to remain the same, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment or disaster. But if you have a dream of creation â€“ of a better product, service, home, heart or world â€“ this is your time. Act FAST! Stay new and alive to
Lead with your best self,