I pen this post on a clear, sunny early morning in Greater New York City. 🌇
The day begins with great promise and infuses the area with energy and focus.🙏
But anyone who has been reading the weather forecasts knows that we are 12-18 hours away from a massive nor’easter that threatens the area with 6-12 inches of snow, 🌨 high winds 🌬 and other complications.
So, despite the beauty of the morning, I have already put out tomorrow’s recycling (hoping the they will be able to pick it up) and will soon be taking the snow blower out of the shed and readying the shovels and salt.
The contrast between today’s beautiful start and tomorrow’s projected beginning is stark.
But, metaphorically, it happens all the time.
Shifts from promise to despair are more than weather stories.
They impact us often on many levels.
In business, 🏢 we can go from having a great month to no pipeline. A client who was feeding us lots of work can suddenly move on, for a myriad of reasons.
In relationships, 🤝 there are times when things are good and strong, but we sense that we are one shift away from a domestic or relational storm. ⛈
Health is an ever-present concern as we age, never knowing how our bodies will hold up.
How do you prepare for such shifts, particularly of the sudden variety? 🤔
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