The caterpillar, which eats its way through the ecosystem, munching a hundred times its' weight in a day and basically destroying everything in its path is NOT - and was never meant to be - sustainable.
In fact, it eats so much and gets so fat that eventually it can't move anymore.
This is when, as you know, he changes into a chrysalis.
What is maybe not so well known is what happens INSIDE the chrysalis: What used to be the caterpillar disappears completely and melts into a 'nutrient soup' that will later form the basis of the butterfly.
What happens though is that little cells pop up - called imaginal discs - and at first, the immune system of the caterpillar attacks them. But they keep popping up - and eventually they connect into the building blocks of a nervous system - which ultimately develops into the butterfly.
The moral of the story, as Elisabet points out: There is not so much point attacking the old system. The old system (the caterpillar) is unsustainable - and it WILL die. That's what 'unsustainable' MEANS.
We don't need to convince anyone of that. It will just happen.
What we need to do - apart from trying and limit the collateral damage - is to develop the vision of the butterfly. A butterfly that really can fly - because that outcome is not guaranteed.
What I am most passionate about is empowering people to step into their leadership role to create and form that vision - that vision of the butterfly - or the better world we wish we already had. And to make that vision big, inspiring, abundant and magnetic - and then make it a reality.
Doubt, confusion, fear, anxiety, frustration, burn out, lack of confidence, cynicism, emotional pain or feeling like an imposter are all normal parts of being human - but they can get in the way of coming up with a big enough vision for us all.
My calling is to help people embrace their inner leader so that together - each of us doing our part - we can create the change we need to see in the world.
And so that we can feel SATISFIED and confident that we have done the best we can. Not solve it ALL. But also not been smaller, scared, too comfortable, too fearful, too lazy - but done the best we can.
Whether for you that means starting a business, heading a movement, founding an NGO, transforming your workplace or inspiring your children and spouse - whatever your scale of greatness is - stepping out of your comfort zone and becoming the best person you can be is going to be a part of it if you want to be successful.
And it's incredibly rewarding
And from this place of being the best human possible, we can ask ourselves: What is the world we want to create?
Because, as Lewis Carrol put it: "Which road do I take?" asked Alice. "Where do you want to go?" asked the Cheshire cat. "I don't know" said Alice. "Then," said the cat "it doesn't matter".
I think this time, it DOES matter.
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