“When you have decided what you believe…” (Great Work quote)
“When you have decided what you believe,
what you feel must be done,
have the courage to stand alone and be counted.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s the “alone” part of that quote that takes hold of me today and makes me pause and think.
I’ve said for some time that you can’t do Great Work by yourself – if you are, it’s not Great Work. And I am a big believer that you need to invite in others to help, encourage, support and cajole you into your Great Work.
And… there’s something about the moment of striding out alone that’s true as well.
As I think about the Hero’s Journey, I’m conscious that while the hero has people around her, the moment of crossing the threshold is a choice that is hers to take by herself.
What’s your experience of the loneliness of Great Work?