Reason #5 Why You’re Not Changing Things (Enough!)
The world needs change. Humans haven’t (yet) evolved to effectively manage our caveman instincts in the face of overwhelming modern stimuli and the vast quantity and diversity of humanity.
We haven’t (yet) co-created a world that works well for everyone — where every human’s basic needs for safety, health, respect, connection, belonging and purpose are met. We get in each other’s way by communicating in a manner that dims others’ brilliance, excellence and happiness, and by creating institutions and systems that do the same. We also get in our own way by dimming our own light and playing small, fearful or pessimistic.
This is what diversity and inclusion are really about: getting out of the way of each other’s — and our own — brilliance and excellence.
It’s time to change.
People everywhere are waking up, getting creative and evolving humanity. I believe everyone has at least one superpower that expresses their unique brilliance.Using superpowers brings the superhero joy and fulfillment, and enriches the lives of others. Yet, superpowers have a shadow side that can be crippling to the superhero if they aren’t properly equipped. The key to creating a better world for everyone is you discovering, honing and using your superpowers for good and learning to overcome your personal kryptonite.
Personal kryptonite shows up in old paradigm beliefs you might be carrying that are getting in the way of the change you yearn for. This post is the start of a monthly series that will shine light on five of those beliefs and equip you to neutralize these destructive forces in your life, your work and the world you love.
Reason 5: Too much heart, not enough head.
About the Author:
Susana Rinderle, MA, CPC, President of Susana Rinderle Consulting, LLC, is a trainer, coach, facilitator, writer and diversity & inclusion professional committed to human evolution, equity, and social justice. She helps people communicate effectively across differences and translate their good intentions into positive impacts, and she equips organizations to create inclusive environments where brilliance and excellence flourish. She was a featured speaker at TEDxABQ 2012 in Albuquerque. Her talk was titled “Diversity is Necessary for Human Evolution”.