How did you spend your New Years Day? The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, writer, speaker, commentator and nonprofit leader, Ellen Goodman famously said “We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives … not looking for flaws but for potential”.
Most of us will tend to self-deprecation and believing that we fall short of other people’s standards and its true that we haven’t all got it in us to be a Greta Thunberg but we can all bring a positive change in the world with even the smallest of actions.
Here at Foothold we are working to become more environmentally friendly by using less paper, passing on redundant furniture and equipment and aiming to work with organisations who have a similar ethos. One of our more recent partnerships is with Beacon CRM who have been looking at their potential and last month were able to announce that as an organisation they have become 100% climate positive because as they say neutrality isn’t enough – you can read more on their story at https://www.beaconcrm.org/blog/beacon-is-now-climate-positive
So at the beginning of the New Year for Foothold we could just look at what we have achieved and think how small our efforts were …..or we could say what else can we do – what’s our potential?
And that’s just what we are going to do – small steps but next we will look at reducing our food waste, making sure we recycle our rubbish properly and look for suppliers who provide environmentally friendly products.
Your potential could show itself in so many different ways – so why not make 2020 the year that you give it a try?
And if you think Foothold could help to get you there then get in touch.