July 24, 2009

Global Paradigm Shift

Yesterday I had the enormous privilege of seeing Shai Agassi of A Better Place unveil his vision for the future of automobiles.

Some call him nuts (Australian Financial Review) and others call him visionary. The idea is extraordinary and seems very promising, especially with Israel, Japan, Denmark, the US and Australia signing on to set up grids.

The idea alone is inspiring. But for me, the juice was watching someone in action who’s entire DNA is aligned with achieving his vision. He will never stop until it is successful.

Shai Agassi began with a question, “how do you bring peace to the Middle East?” His answer was to end global oil dependence. This led to the next question “how do you run a country without oil?

He’s engaged in deep, critical thinking on most, if not all aspects of this initiative, including present and future impacts economically, financially, environmentally, and socially.

It is the kind of thinking we engage our clients in during our peak performance initiatives that lead to new futures of breakthrough results. It’s why A Better Place represents a new future and why Shai Agassi has to succeed. He keeps asking the right questions and digs until he finds the answers.

I urge you to take a moment and review the future you’re working towards. If you haven't created one, then stop what you’re doing and create it right now. Otherwise you’re working towards a default and there’s never much power in that.

Then align your entire DNA towards its fulfillment. Give your entire mind, body and soul to it. Think about all aspects of the what, who, when where, how and why. Map out every detail you can think of and start to share your vision with others with the aim of inspiring them to come on board.

Most importantly, have faith.

Then, it has to happen.

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