Go Deep

Dear Diary:

When the surface is choppy, go deep!

Laws of Nature say that ‘energy takes the path of least resistance’. It’s called ‘momentum’. It also applies to all lifeforms.

Living organisms make paths, or habits, around the best returns on investment. That’s why we mimic each other. We usually exploit the road more traveled so we don’t have to think so much. Deliberation takes time and effort. Exploration has a steeper learning curve and involves more calculated risks.

We define ourselves by the habits we form and keep. They allow us to focus on the non-routine situations that will emerge. And emerge — they will!

A long anticipated global pandemic has come to the fore. We have had to break many of the habits we have depended on for years, maybe all of our lives. These habits have defined us. Now we must redefine ourselves with good habits for the emerging world ahead. Yet, what is that world?

Many people are now choosing to switch jobs and careers, or to leave business and retire or start something new; maybe start a business. The pandemic can be seen as a catalytic event triggering long pent-up ambitions and curiosities about roads not taken.

There is no single right answer. But now is the time to look deep into your soul and get a more clear assessment of your life’s trajectory. The most important habit is the habit of starting good habits. It starts with an assessment of your greatest innate strengths and passions.

Nature made you for a purpose. Your talents are needed. Start with a little reflection, introspection and meditation. Your life is yours to create! And you will create it. Now take the time to figure that out and commit to your new road forward!

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.

Published by Randal B. Adcock

Independent author on philosophy and the human condition The ideas expressed in this blog are wholly my own and do not represent the opinions of any other organization or entity.

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