“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Warren Buffett
As fears of the new Omicron variant build and the tide could be on the turn, as uncertainty gathers on the horizon with a winter potentially disrupted again by Covid. How will you ensure not to get caught out swimming naked in an outgoing tide?
🏊🏻♀️Swim against the tide: allow yourself to change your mind.
🚣♀️Pace yourself: build pockets of stillness.
🐬Jump into the water: start, even if you are not sure.
🐠Focus: how we spend our days is how we spend our lives.
🎣Be curious: enjoy what magnifies your spirit.
🚣♀️Push on: don’t be afraid to be an idealist.
We are in the choppy waters of 24×7 busyness.
We’re just standing here on the beach. Finding our ‘sea’ legs. Waiting for the next wave. Wondering what the next wave will look like. Wondering about that next plunge into the sea. What will it be like? Different, for sure. But how?
“The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotum tightening sea.” – the words of James Joyce in Ulysses captures the reality that the sea doesn’t like to be restrained, it has a serene brutality, filling the wet, briny air. As Buffet highlighted, you can’t be caught swimming naked as the tide goes out, you need to set sail and not be tied at anchor, and sail not drift.
Whatever the imagery, prepare yourself for the coming challenges by being thoughtful, balancing thinking and doing, but don’t be left standing with the water waist high, waiting to be embarrassed.