Theory of Change: Patience

My theory of change is patience. I love the excitement of ideas and the spirit of experimentation, but I worry about jumping to conclusions. The world and the people in it are very complicated and just because answers don’t immediately emerge doesn’t mean that they aren’t coming or that they aren’t worth the wait. There is value in the process of refinement that can only be captured if people are willing to endure the discomfort of uncertainty.

The thing that I appreciate about Disney Channel is that they believed in Good Luck Charlie and invested in its ability to grow beyond its first quarter ratings. Disney Channel, unlike cable networks, never cancels shows after one season. The first season of the show didn’t have the strongest viewership, but it continued to build. Now it is a show that other writers try to emulate when they are coming up with new ideas for TV.

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