Bending the River

You will never change the river’s course if you aren’t willing to get wet.

From the bank, it looks impossible. Years of throughput have cut a channel through the landscape and, thanks to well-established tributaries, the river runs wide and deep. How could you ever bend such an indomitable force of nature to your will? You have to understand the river’s secrets.

Chief among these: rivers always follow the path of least resistance. If you can get even a little bit of the river to change course–and that course is an easier route to the sea–the whole river will eventually bend in that new direction. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen.

Believe in why you’re changing course. Start moving in that exciting new direction. Once you wade in and start bailing water, it won’t be long before others come along who want to help. Together, you’ll bend that river. You’ll get soaked in the process, but hey, you’re changing the world.