his morning, after I dropped the kids off at school, I went for a run. Late April has been kind in Central New York, so the morning is soft and bright. I took a detour from my usual grind it out, get it done run and wandered out into the country. I saw an intimidating hill, and thought that I ought to challenge myself to conquer it. Powered by U2 blasting through my headset, I pushed up the hill. It was hard…really hard. I hated every step. But as I reached the crest, I was gifted with a gorgeous view of a valley. I am sure that I could see for 15 miles. It was stunning. At the top of the hill, I felt humbled, thrilled, proud of myself and thoroughly out of breath.
So, I stopped and enjoyed the view. And I realized that I am REALLY excited about the next 6 months. Eventhough today’s New York Times reports that the economy dipped by 6.1% in the first quarter which was wore than expectations, but it declined at a slower rate than it did the previous quarter. Let’s talk about the things that I am optimistic about (and I hope you are too):
So, my run this morning has gotten me pumped up about the opportunity that our economic reset has created. The downturn will end, it has already started to hit the bottom. And even if the bottom lasts for a long time, we at least know where we can put our feet. Find your footing and challenge yourself to run up the hill. I’ll see you at the top.