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Response to Beringia (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:45 AM

6. Very important point.

I agree fully that a person should concentrate on the area (or areas) that they believe they can make the biggest contribution. And that tends to be where they have the most interest. And that, of course, generally ties in directly with self-efficacy.

In the grass roots handbook that I wrote, I went into detail about how, even within this framework, that if you join a group effort, there will always be people with different talents ..... some folks are better at public speaking, others at writing letters to newspapers, others at communicating with elected officials, etc.

The need in 2014 is for every individual to identify what they are most interested in, and what they are most interested in, and becoming active. In people finding their comfort level, and the pace that circumstances allow them to be active. In many cases, people will surprise themselves, by going above and beyond what they had been convinced would be the limits of that comfort level.

To even begin to turn things around, we will need people to do that. Some will invest more of themselves than others. This will include a degree of sacrifice. And one of the first thing that needs to be given up is the all-too-human tendency to judge others -- for we all have strengths and weaknesses. While it is important to know the abilities of others, our primary focus must be upon ourselves.

Again, thank you for raising a most important point.

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