The World Is Fast: An Ode to Daring Work

The world is fast.

Fads. Technology. Terrorism. Viral diseases. Natural disasters. Pop-up stores. Food trucks. Trending tweets. Viral videos. Bull markets. Bear markets. Sudden death. Market crashes Medical miracles. ADD. Random collisions. Unexpected introductions. The three a.m. eureka.

We are slow.

Resisting. Doubting. Looking for proof. Seeking certainty. Denying our yearnings. Discrediting our hunches. Waiting for someone else. Hoping for a hero. Worrying about mistakes. Seeing things through a warped lens. Remembering before. Longing for the predictable.

Take one step.

Then another. Skip. Jump. Run. Twirl. Let go. Dive in.

Feel the energy.

The wind helping you go faster. The unusual friendships. The laughter from the unexpected.

The surprise that you are safe. The surprise that work is different. The relief that you are relevant. Running rather than being dragged.

The world is fast and furiously asking us to take our feet off the brakes.

We are all skidding.

Take your foot off the brake.

Steer into your work.

Into your life. Into the world.