At the writing of this article, as a global community, we sit squarely in a current and oncoming economic crisis. I was slated to write something else to end this series on the “6 things I’ve learned from leading a firm for more than 15 years,” but here we are, and I feel I need to change directions from my original content.
There is one thing I’ve learned from being an entrepreneur for almost 20 years – that this will not last forever. It doesn’t feel that way, but this is a truth I have been forced to learn. In the midst of hard things that feel so crushing, there can be such fear as you walk roads alone. But, this will not last forever, and I hope this fact is some comfort to you.
You know this is true because you have had hard experiences. Maybe it hasn’t been a pandemic, but it could have been sickness that you or a loved one faced, or a different financial crisis. Can you look back and say what you’ve learned about those hard things? Much! I want to point out that the struggle from that crisis you went through in the past has become a historical event now. The results, the learning, or even the baggage may still be with you – but the event is gone into history, now, so we know this pandemic and economic crisis will also pass into history.
I saw this great quote on twitter recently: