I know what I want to be “when I grow up”.
I want to be the water.
A bit more than a year ago, I wrote a speech for my colleagues based on the “Great Flood” of the Okavango Delta in the Kalahari Desert.
It’s a bit hard to explain without seeing it, but basically the rain falls almost 900 miles away and then flows towards the Kalahari Desert on a mission. It arrives just in time to rescue the animals that were exhausted, in despair, and near death.
It was inspiring.
At the same time, I felt both sympathy for the struggling animals (see the video below) and inspiration to be the water. I think this great event offers a teachable point of view regarding the difference leaders can be in this world. They can be the hot sun, or the fresh water.
As the fresh water flows into the desert, it forms little fingers that race across the thirsty sands, bringing life to everything they touch.
It stirs dormant animals to life.
It sustains the weary.
It’s exactly what I want to do with my life. Stir people to action. Sustain the weary. Be the difference!
The fresh water saves lives.
Be the water!
PS. Need some water? Don’t forget to drink it when it’s offered!