30 May Ireland – Day 9 (hope)
It’s been said that hope is not a strategy. Hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.” During our Black Cab tour of the city, “hope” is the inspirational word one of the student’s wrote on the Peace Wall in Belfast today.
As for the future, it made me think of the elusive there. Defined, there is “at, or to that place or position.” Hope might be the desire, but there is the vision a leader brings to life, which inspires action and leads to real change.
Five years ago when I visited Belfast, people said the walls will come down in 20 years – one more generation. Today, five years later, they’re saying the same thing. “The walls keeps the peace… Twenty more years…”
A true leader has the courage to articulate a vision in such a way that constituents are hopeful, confident, and inspired to act in a committed fashion for the greater good. There.
What’s the greater good? When?
How can come later…