“I don’t have time to be an activist. I have ___insert obligation here___.”
The fact of the matter is, we all have personal and professional obligations that take up our time.
Getting the kids to soccer practice, preparing for church on Sunday, and working that 9 to 5 to pay the bills and save for retirement are certainly time-consuming yet worthwhile endeavors.
But we must make time to fight for freedom in our communities.
By prioritizing your activism, you can develop a habit of accommodating opportunities to get more involved.
Half the battle is – literally – just showing up.
You’ll notice that once you begin showing up to community events (civic association meetings, town council/county commission proceedings, etc.), people will seek out your opinion on important issues.
And no matter what your personal and professional background, you’ll soon find out that your life experience will guide your actions and involvement.
You don’t have to be a budget wonk to understand county finances, and you don’t have to have a long track record of leadership to assume leadership roles in your community.
Getting involved will sharpen your skills, allow you to hone your strengths, and even identify and improve your weaknesses.
Quite frankly, the future isn’t going to save itself.
It’s going to take activists like you investing a few hours a month toward the cause of freedom and liberty.
Once you begin setting aside a few hours a month to get involved, you’ll find it easier to make time for your activism and involvement. You may even find that you have more time than you realized to invest in your efforts.