Description of Challenge
Keeping up your energy over a longer period of time especially when creating and
starting a project that is an alternative, even a challenge to the mainstream is
sometimes hard. People tend to loose faith in themselves, their idea, get distracted by
everyday life, or tend to set their own dreams as the least priority.
“Whatever it is, you are drawn to do in the Great Turning, don’t even think of doing it
alone” Joanna Macy
Building a group of path mates helps to keep the focus and the joy in your plans and
actions. The surplus is “intervision”: together you can reflect, share experiences and
give support as needed. Creating selforganised groups of peers, that support each
other helps to:
● Keep alignment and focus
● Handle difficulties more easy
● Build and strengthen a network of trust
● See ones own strength when helping other people (“Helping others is a source
● Create selforganisation and thus prevent dependency on “professionals”
Examples are PeerGroups, Success Teams, Buddy Systems. It is helpful to have a
simple basic structure (selforganisation tools) and meet on a regular base.
Scharmer, Otto (2009): Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges.
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