Be the Water!

I know what I want to be “when I grow up”.

I want to be the water.

Before you click away, let me explain.  This isn’t as crazy as it sounds.

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!

Published by Aaron Biebert

I'm a director, film/video exec producer, leader & 8pm Warrior. I am passionately chasing my goals at all times. I'm listening. Let's talk!

7 comments on “Be the Water!”

    1. @8pmWarrior @Biebert Love this post! I work every day to BE THE WATER! Thanks for the reminder!

  1. One of my favorite quotes is “Be the change you want to see in the world” -Ghandi. If the world is not the way you would like it, change it, make it happen. I worked in coffee shops for 13 years, and got to choose my attitude every morning, and help change the customers attitudes for the better.

    Thank you for sharing your aspiration, it is inspiring to hear how other people are making the change they want to see happen.

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