— Sun Tzu (544-496 BC; Public Domain)
How fitting a quote for these times we are living through. Even more fitting is the source, considering the origin of our current dilemma. In the midst of prolonged chaos, it is so easy to lose our way; to let the external environment chip away at our psyche, our drive, our confidence. In these times, however, we must reject the narratives telling us what to think and how to feel, and write our own exciting and dynamic script. How can we use what is happening right now as energy to fuel a new venture? What new path has been laid before us? To hell with conventional “wisdom,” let’s create a new vision for our life this very day! And then, let’s keep that vision alive by pursuing it with a sustained and burning passion!