by Aisha Mansour, Former Executive Director, Dalia Association (Palestine)
How do you keep the momentum going, even in times of setbacks or despair?
Stay focused on the vision, celebrate the baby steps, and learn from every experience. Our work requires a long-term approach so it’s important to take care of yourself - rest, eat well, stay balanced. This is easier said than done, but we often burn ourselves out, which is neither helpful for ourselves nor for the movement. I am just recently learning and trying to practice this balance.
Do your work with love, not hate or anger. We love our community, our country, and our planet, so we should act with love. Continuous networking and connecting with others can keep us inspired and invigorated. We need everyone from all walks of life to be part of this movement.