"winds of change"
As the New Year welcomes us, we can only look back at our previous adventures and utilize the lessons toward our paths before us. For what lay ahead is only a test.
I am reminded of the wind in an ocean vessel’s sail, when thinking of looking back. Recession is not possible and counter-productive. The drive- the force if you will, is the power from behind ever pushing us toward our destination. It is how we use this thrust that governs our direct path and the degree of achievement. And, when the “winds of change” are upon us, we must hold our course- for that is the true measure of success.
Failing Forward- if you will allow?
Most sportsmen will testify to the “winds of change” within the Olympics. Upon their creation, the Greek called the games (the) “Olympiads” (Greek meaning four years) on the plain of Olympia in Greece. Now, the games are hosted every two years by various nations around the world. Additionally, these Athlos (contest) originally included Herodotus reading all nine books of his ‘history’ to the crowds- estimated two day episode. Apply the “winds of change” theory to this event and I would expect our conclusion accurate of the attendance today. Yet, times have changed and we still hold our course.
With my rope secure between the windward clews and mainsail, even this post can experience the “winds of change” as I regain “the right tack.” 2007 will witness the “winds of change” in many categories to include: politics, economics, socialism, military, entertainment, and religion. People are the power of change, and the demonstration is all around us.
In summary, we the people are “the winds of change” and Heaven help us as we turn a new direction. I can only hope we collectively remain on “the right tack”- it is our responsibility.