We make a lot of assumptions about who cares about our ideas, project, initiative, opinion, and more. Often, we do this up front, because we think it matters a lot. Many times it does. Many times it does not.
Sometimes the best way to find out who cares about your idea is to put it out there. Give a talk, write a blog post, Tweet it, or just tell some friends (they have to listen, even if they don’t really care).
Sometimes the best way to get your project off the ground – to find out who cares and how they may want to help shape it, share it, and enjoy it – is to just get started.
Sometimes the best way to find out who cares about an important initiative is by letting others know that you care about it.
Sometimes the best way to find out who cares about your opinion – and whether they agree or disagree with it – is to share it.
Action leads to reaction. Which can lead to discussion, momentum, and change. Or not. But it may be one of the best ways to give you a much better sense of who really cares.
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