Just when you thought it was safe. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse. Just when you thought there was light at the end of the tunnel. You get whacked; it gets worse and the light turns out to be another searcher like you…
Lest you think I am on a downer or a negative nay sayer (my regular readers know better), let me be clear: I am merely stating reality as I see it. And, reality as I see it is that we haven’t seen the end or bottom of anything.
My crystal ball is cloudy and the visionaries and prophets of our world economies clearly don’t have a clue! Talk about cloudy…
So what are we to do?
Here is a clue – waiting for the phone to ring with good news – isn’t the answer.
Another clue – wringing your hands and bemoaning your fate – won’t cut it either.
I don’t have the answer. No, I am not weaseling!
But I do have the key…
Embrace the situation; own it; make it yours and ours; don’t run from it or pretend not to see it. Get on its back and ride it. Hard.
Look at what you do; what you say; what you think. Feel the world and let it wash over you; influence you; inspire you.
Add your own spin; be positive; look for ways to make a difference.
Don’t get locked into anything; the rules have changed and are changing even as I write.
And listen to this:
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin
Now imagine that not only are you strong but that you have strength behind you. And imagine that you are not only smart but that you have heritage, legacy and experience behind you.
And now imagine that you can take all of that and use it as an engine for change – constant change quick change, focused change – you get the picture.
Many people believe that Darwin is about the Lion eating the gazelle – not true – because in that scenario both the lion and the gazelle evolve to the better – both need to be responsive to change.
I have no doubt that the fittest will survive….the only question is who –