It is essential that you “know thyself” and become comfortable and confident with your strengths. Every single person has as least one strength, but a great irony of life is that many people waste their strengths being mired in depression about their weaknesses (none strengths) — this is one of the greatest tragedies to plague mankind through all of time.
How does this relate to starting a brand new nonprofit? There are those who “get it done” and those who want to get it done but do not. And you, you must know which one you are.
Are you a great idea person with lots of heart and compassion who needs to get your hands, head and resources very involved in a mission on a personal, intimate level? Or are you the type of person who can take a discovered need or opportunity and turn a very good idea into a vibrant reality?
Some people are gifted with vision, compassion and very clear purpose. Other’s of us might be less sensory, but more action oriented with detailed plans and strategic steps. Because you have a heart for a cause does not mean you are gifted or called to start a brand new initiative to undertake the mission with a nonprofit startup. Chances are very, very good that you need to inspire and rally the right person (people) to the cause to lead.
“Know thyself” and go Discover Your Strengths.