Personal responsibility, leadership, and global warming

May 10, 2017 by Joshua
in Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Nature

Global initiatives miss the one big change you, the person reading these words, have control over and nobody else does, which is your behavior. If you don’t change what you have control over, why would you expect or suspect anybody else would?

Will you change what you can? Though I can’t prove it, I know that if you do and you stick with it, however much it looks like sacrifice now, you will be glad you did. In fact, you will rank it among the best changes you’ve made in your life.

The above words were my response to a link a friend sent on some United Nations climate change goals. I put the graphic from the article below.

My interests in leadership and the environment have highlighted the near complete lack of anyone trying to lead people to change their behavior. Leadership and the environment are fast rising in my priorities as I practice my keynotes on it.

UN climate change milestones

UN climate change milestones. Note lack of personal change, motivation, or responsibility. I’m aware of almost no one trying to influence personal behavior, yet all these industries respond to demand. I think no one knows how so they don’t try. I don’t know how either, but I think the best way to find out is to try, which I’m doing.

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