You have an inspired vision to create an amazing world. You have a pretty good idea what needs to be done in order to get there, and you are looking for people to help you make your dream a reality.
Maybe you are part of an organisation already. Maybe you have a group you already connect with. Maybe you have a large an supportive family. Maybe you have all these things (or a combination of something else) and you hope to get them on board.
But what if they don’t?
What if they won’t?
What if your organisation will never catch the same vision you have? What if your family will never really understand what you are doing? What if the group you already connect with doesn’t see any value in doing what you think needs to be done?
Do you compromise your vision to get these people on board, or do you look for others who are inspired by your vision?
Todd Henry, in his book Louder than Words relays something he heard from Seth Godin at a conference.
“‘As soon as you’re willing to say ‘It’s not for you,’ you’re freed up to make art.”
Translation: not everything you make will be for everybody, nor should it be. Even more to the point, if you are trying to make something that’s for everybody, then you are probably compromising your art, which means you are sacrificing great possibility on the altar of immediate pragmatism.”
There are times when we need to listen to those around us, because we can miss things which are important. There are also times when we need to be willing to move on.
Not everyone will “get” you, and that is perfectly fine.
Do it anyway.