I really loved reading Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy and doubly loved the movies – making sure I booked my ticket for the first week of release. Crazy right for a 48-year-old to be such a lover of dystopian fiction. Personally I love the escapism, the imagination and I’m always in awe at the capacity to expand possibilities about a world that may one day be – or perhaps even one that is already here!
In The Hunger Games, Collins tells the story of one boy and one girl aged between 12 and 18 who are selected by lottery from each of 12 districts to fight in a murderous televised game of survival.
When 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen strategically outflanks both the other contestants and the organisers using as her weapons compassion and collaboration rather than anger and competition, she not only wins the contest but also becomes the symbol of revolution.
Alone Katniss is no threat.
But when she joins forces with other strategists and game players of diverse talents, her influence and impact increase exponentially. She carefully selects individuals who add strength where she is weak. Collectively they form one super-power capable of overthrowing the dictatorship that has long ruled their universe.
As with much dystopian fiction, there are clear lessons to be drawn from the story. And for me, this is an example of how …
we can only achieve so much on our own,
but when we align ourselves strategically with the right people
we have the potential to create change and transform the game of life.
Imagine what you could achieve with the right people surrounding you.
Who do you need to align yourself with this week, month or year?
Who do you need to reach out to, to help you transform where you are today to where you want to be tomorrow?
Take control of your success and find your tribe.
Connect with intent.
Work together and ‘may the odds be ever in your favour!’