This week I have been pondering about the concept of enrolling others into ideas and calling them to action. We are all the recipients of being enrolled and asked to vote this week by the presidential candidates. We are asked by our employers to act on projects. We enroll our children to do what they need to do. We enroll our mates to do a certain action. You get the point. We are constantly either enrolling others into our ideas or being enrolled in some idea or a call for action.
What is the difference between the presentations that call you to act and you find the urgency to act vs. the ones that just sound like a good idea and won’t entice you to move forward?
Could it be that you might feel non-trusting and feel manipulated and therefore resist the call to action?
Could it be that if it does not fully match your already known paradigm you dismiss it?
Does it mean that every time you are enrolled you have to create an action, or could you be enrolled but not want to act, and if that is the case, what stops you?
Do you feel responsible for enrolling others to do something if it does not turn out well for them, or you feel detached from their outcome?
What is the difference in the outcome when you enroll someone into an action that benefits you rather than benefits them?
It appears to me that when someone is clear, passionate and committed to their idea, thinks that it mutually benefits themselves as well as others, creates urgency, and is detached from the outcome, the message is delivered authentically. However, the responsibility of the person being enrolled and how they choose to act remains on the individual who is receiving the message. The enroller has the responsibility of being authentic and clearly communicate their intention and the desired outcome. The enrollee has the responsibility of seeing how this idea and action impacts their own life, and own the benefits as well as the consequences.
May you be open to all ideas and may you choose what is right for you as well as others.