Source: Alexandre Normand

Source: Alexandre Normand

Amazing things are happening in 2015.  And not just here locally, but across the industry in this country and others.

It’s a good thing, because I believe that the natural order of things goes through cycles.  And the past 5 years have been more of a down-cycle than up.

The challenge, as always, is not to lose ourselves in these opportunities, the same as to not get consumed by despair when things are down.

Keep the focus on the long term.  What’s that driving vision?  How are we going to make a difference in the world?  How will this really matter?

It’s kind of like spending a day at the amusement park.  Great fun, lots of excitement – you can lose yourself in the experience.  But bring yourself back to reality after that.  It doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the experience.  By all means, do!  It’s just not the totality of life.

Just the same as the day you got fired isn’t the totality of life either.  It’s just part of the mix.