A guide for taking action: Part 2
Where to begin?
Start writing down or talking about your goals. Distinguish between your ultimate goal (what you would consider a huge success), and the smaller steps or actions that can get you there.
If you have many ideas, consider how they are connected to one another and to your high-level goal. Consider questions like:
- Is your idea going to generate activity or action? Avoid tasks that simply generate a lot of activity. Focus on meaningful action—things that generate discussion, facilitate relationships, and create strong feelings within the participants and the target of the action.
- Will other people be interested in this idea? Are others already doing something similar that I can collaborate with?
- How much energy will this action take?
- How will you know when you’re there? Remember to take the time to reflect on your successes. Celebrate your successes, then circle back to your intentions and re-evaluate them.
Here are a few resources to get you started
There are many theories on how to make a change in society. Sierra Club BC is working on a new way of making change called “relational organizing” and we encourage you to learn more about this. Here are a few resources that describe this approach:
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