"Discipline is not a nasty word." Pat Riley
There is no pill. There is no quick fix. I think I groaned when I really took in the fact that building a community was another full-time job in my jam-packed agenda.
It’s time and effort. It’s WORK. You have to plan; you have to follow through.
It takes commitment and discipline.
You run the real risk of being called *gasp* a Brazen Careerist - someone who is openly ambitious.
This is where I balked. I'm known as a sociable, let's-all-take-turns kind o'person and ambition these days seems to mean you're willing to run over your best friend to get the trophy.
And - where do you draw the line between personal and professional communities? I mean if you do decide to do the work, make the commitment to yourself and risk being labeled as 'out there' how many darn communities do you have the time to build?
Yes it creates some weird grey lines between the personal and professional but life doesn't fall into neat boxes (though I've dated some guys who tried to live that way).
How do you feel about the grey zone?