“Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities.
Strengthen the individual.
Start with yourself.
Take care with yourself.
Define who you are.
Refine your personality.
Choose your destination and articulate your Being.
As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted,
“He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.”
—Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos 2”
This quote has been in the forefront of my mind ever since reading it in John Tesh’s book; Relentless. Remember John Tesh? He’s the good looking guy from Entertainment Tonight back in the day. Well he’s lived quite a life-including overcoming a terminal cancer diagnosis- and he recounts it all in his book. This isn’t a review by the way, I’m not that far into it..but this quote just struck me as important- especially in this strange moment we are all sharing..and I’m just wondering:
Can we still have vision and direction in spite of our circumstances?
Can we still define, or maybe refine, who we are?
Can we craft a more vital and consequential purpose for ourselves..even with limited options and ever-changing realities?
Can this worst time give rise to our best moment?