When you connect with people who want to make a difference, people who crave, and are willing to work towards impact, there's always a way to make a difference, no matter the obstacles. How was I going to connect with these people? I realize I needed to have a clearer picture of what I was trying to accomplish, to get clarity for myself and for my cause. Something I could declare to others, and see how they would respond.
Take time to articulate what you are looking for. Your own version of I Have a Dream, inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.. Of course mien wasn't as good as his, but it was as good as I could make it. It took about 50 drafts until I got it to the version I could live with. It was my first attempt at writing a "vision statement" that would attract the right kind of people into my world.
A great dream allows you to give up at any moment all that you are in order to receive all that you can become. A great dream allows you to sense the invisible, so you can do the impossible. A great dream allows you to trust all of God's resources, because it is bigger than you or your resources. A great dream allows you to continue when you are discouraged, because if there is no faith in the future, there is no power in the present. A great dream allows you to attract winners, because big dreams attract big people. A great dream is the promise of what we one day will be.
Articulating a great dream is an intentional eliminator. Because your dream statement is really a challenge. Those who migrated towards it wanted to live a life that matters; a life of impact. Those who backed away from it wanted something else. Which is fine! But I didn't want to partner with people who were living without passion, without impact, or without intention.
Articulate your dream.