We don’t think we’ll change.
We think things will stay the same, even though we admit we’ve changed a lot in the past (see my post on the end of history illusion).
And the current obstacles we face are not only surmountable, they actually pave the way ahead:
The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.
– Ryan Holiday
Knowing that we will change is powerful.
We can lean into it. Embrace it. Really run with it.
Knowing that the obstacle is the path is equally powerful.
We can learn from it. Delve into it. Run to it.
When the new version of normal emerges, what kind of people do we want to be? We can’t be the same. Change happens. We can’t fight or hide from the obstacle. It’s an opportunity.