We ‘live in interesting times’. There is some doubt of the origin of this so-called Chinese curse, but there is no doubt that we do indeed, live in interesting times. Many of my clients this year have faced life-changing circumstances, made difficult decisions and suffered from big economic and social surprises. Not all of it tough – most of it necessary.
The good news: It is the end of the beginning. In my view, 2012 will be an excellent year for those who realize they can no longer ‘kick the can down the road’. Delaying making hard choices in the hopes that something will turn-up and rescue the situation changes won’t work. People who commit to the right kind of change (personally and professionally) and then deliver on it – they will be the new rock-stars.
This is a quote from Alexandra Franzen’s website. I think it captures the spirit of the times:
It may be when we no
longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer
know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.
~ Wendell Berry