In normal times, it’s easy to get into a rhythm of simply responding. Someone else setting the agenda. When things are uncertain, it’s easy to react. But now, right now, is the single best time to initiate. We’re in for a slog, but there will be an end to it.*
I’ve been trying all my life to find out what my limits are and I have never reached them yet. But then the universe doesn’t really help, it keeps expanding and won’t allow me to know it entirely.**
Yes, there are times when we will need to react in order to stay out of trouble, other times when we will need to do as we are asked, but if we are not initiating, we will not develop as we are able to, nor will we bring this to others.
It’s how the universe provokes us.
Illustratio, nobilitatis, honorem!
(*From Seth Godin’s blog: React, respond, or initiate?)
(**The character J in Paulo Coelho’s Aleph.)