Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years.

You might also be interested in A Look Back: Best Posts From 2007 To 2009.

I originally shared this post in 2010.

In 2010, I published Let’s Do Less ‘Fire, Ready, Aim’ in The Huffington Post.

In the column, I took issue with a Seth Godin popular blog post where he basically said that if you have an idea you want to try, and it meets some resistance, you should just do it, “cause a ruckus and work things out later.” He ended his post with “I’m going. Come along if you like.”

I countered that with my community organizing experience and ended this way: