BP Oil Spill of Our Lives

27 May

We have now experienced the worst oil spill that has ever impacted our nation and the fall-out continues.  The effects will most certainly be generational and we don’t even yet know the full extent of the impact.  Why?  Because it seems that no one is willing to really do what it takes to stop the spill.  It just keeps flowing and flowing.

Aren’t we the same way in our lives?  We get hurt and we bleed out emotionally from things that happened in our past, and a lot of the times we even know that we need to change or we even know what to do to be different, but we just don’t do it.

Here’s why: knowledge doesn’t change us.  There is nothing about knowledge that will change us.  Sure, it can motivate us to change, but it will never do the job alone.  Transformation takes place when we decide to apply the new things that we know and actually DO SOMETHING with all of it.  Until we do that, our lives will look a lot like BP’s gigantic mess.  Don’t be like a big, dumb oil company.  That’s all.




2 Responses to “BP Oil Spill of Our Lives”

  1. the new sense May 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    Your analogy rests on the false assumption that “no one is willing” to stop the oil gusher a mile underwater.
    The fact is, no one knows HOW to stop it.

    • Neil Schori May 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

      You are probably partially right. Good leaders lead and I’m not seeing any of that happening. I’m seeing a whole lot of blame-shifting and angry words, but no action.

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