Steve Jobs famously said:
“you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
You can’t connect the dots looking forward but you can feel it inside. How you feel is a great clue to reveal your own path.
These are difficult times for almost everyone: COVID-19, social distancing, massive unemployment, relationship frictions, police brutality, civil unrest, opportunistic looting.
Chinese people say that a crisis is both danger and opportunity. Great adversity reveals your own truths. Don’t waste this crisis. Pay attention to what you feel.
- is it love
- is it reason
- is it courage
- it is pride
- is it anger
- is it fear
- is it grief
- is it apathy
Or is it a mixture of everything? And what commitments will you take with this surge of emotions? Will you seize this moment at all? Will you…
- Reflect honestly within
- Learn more about your family history
- Have radically honest conversations about
- your heritage
- your own journey growing up
- your current internal states
- your responsibilities to your purpose
- your relationships
- your business practices
- your local, state, and federal government
You are more resilient and more capable than you might believe. Do something you’ll be deeply satisfied when you look back years from today.
You got this!