I heard crunching on the gravel. I stopped playing with my doll and peeked around the corner of the house. A man who looked to be my father's friend walked towards the front door. He was tall and dark. I didn't know we were expecting a visitor today.
No instrument in a symphony plays for the entire concert. There is a time to play, a time to practice and a time to listen. In the symphony of social service, don't expect to be conductor or virtuoso player the first day that you pick out your instrument.
Today, Chid advises "know thyself" -- the indispensable missing skill for new social entrepreneurs. If you know yourself, you can "really understand people" -- both the impoverished client and, of equal importance, the potential impact investor.