The first rule of a change agent (and any human)

Silver lining

If you want to drive change, you are going to fuck up along the way. Over and over and over. That’s OK. You are imperfect and will never be perfect. Ever.

Failure is inevitable. Failures are the stepping stones to success. It’s the only way.

The second you accept this, doors will open. Mountains will move. There will be more space in your heart and mind to do your work.

All you have to do is try. And keep trying. Keep living your purpose and driving the change you want to see, with focus and persistence.

That’s it. That’s all you have to do.

Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the Executive Director of Kindling. Peter is also Senior Digital Engagement Associate for the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, connecting businesses to sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham, WA, USA with his wife, two sons, and cat. Learn more about Peter's store here.

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