I’m beginning to think this blog is an omen.
I recently wrote a piece on making progress and how sometimes, in order to move forward, it’s necessary for us to take a step back.
In the short time since I wrote that post, there’s been a significant correction in the market resulting in a marked drop in the value of mine and thousands of other investors portfolios.
On top of this, I felt compelled to delete the entirety of the book I’m -clears throat- “writing.” It turns out that coming across qualified, conversational, knowledgeable and friendly isn’t as straightforward as I’d assumed it’d be.
As much as times like these are disconcerting, to say the least, it’s important not to lose faith in ourselves and our decisions.
The acronym HODL (Hold On for Dear Life), probably born from within the cryptocurrency community, was -coined- to abbreviate the lessons of well-known investors like Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio and Tony Robbins. The idea being that selling during a correction is a sure-fire way to lose money.
Similarly, we should continue in our endeavours to create art, whatever your art may be, and circumvent obstacles wherever possible.
But for those instances where the obstacle must be climbed, climb.
Rather than looking for an ulterior path, persevere.
A plane wouldn’t take off, navigate through turbulent airspace and turn around to start again.
The pilot will simply adjust course in order to get his passengers to where they want or need to be.