[clug-talk] Challenge: Fertil Soil
TekBudda at shaw.ca
Wed May 17 22:47:00 PDT 2006
Something that was said at recent meetings started me thinking about
things and has to some point caused me some inner conflict and I guess
has stirred my pot a bit. That is the idea of the current executive
wanting more people to step up to the plate and get more involved.
This is an admirable and very reasonable desire and request to make to
the membership of any group. And depending on your level of
involvement, may help plant ideas in your head. Like many things, they
start as an idea, that depending on the the environment they are planted
in, will either wither and die or will grow strong and healthy. Heck,
it is what CLUG itself is built on. And so, with that in mind, my
challenge to the executive is this....
What are you doing to create the fertile soil necessary to not only
plant these ideas, but to help them grow?
Just a thought, but perhaps if that environment doesn't exist or if it
does, can't be seen, that may contribute to the lack of involvement on
both sides. I myself, have felt that some ideas I have proposed (at
various times) have either been outright dismissed or just left to die.
Yes, I could have done my part and brought the idea to life, but
sometimes, that is all I may have is an idea and I am not sure where to
go. And sometimes, if I don't see an opportunity to have that idea grow
then I figure why should I bother to waste my time. To put it another
way...I may want to grow a crop but may not know how the see it through
from planting to harvest...or...why should I plant the seed if no one
else is willing to help with the cultivation.
I am sure this post will cause some interesting comments.
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