Whether it is joining a weight- loss class or a small business network shows we are far more likely to make progress and keep at it when encouraged and supported by people on a similar journey. The group experience in a tribe that you share values with is very powerful, the perfect combination of carrot and stick. We are motivated and helped by the people around us, and the fact that we do not want to disappoint them, we agree to do things, say things, produce things matching our strengths and our values to the group and boom! We are unstoppable!
In my case it was joining ACACIA SUNSET KAMPALA, a young Rotary Club that was charted on 19th June 2016. I joined Rotary to give back to the community in a big way, to count myself part of those that contribute to the lives of others, to bring positive change to those around me. The few months that I have spent with the Rotary family, I have a bigger desire to look inward, looking for how to live the positive change myself because we are more successful at implementing change when we are driven to do it by our feelings, our values and the greatest of all our desire to good for others.
A good place to start Change is basing my daily thoughts, words and actions on the famous Rotary 4 – Way Test
“Of the things we think, say or do”
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIP?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Am the CHANGE!
SO I ASK – WHICH TRIBE DO YOU BELONG TO?