Note to Self: On The Arc of Transition

I am aware that some of us are on arcs of personal and career transition that often seem disturbingly slow to navigate. In reality, the geometry is not of our making, it is the clever path of our life unfolding from shocking illness or accident, or financial crisis.

During times of frustration, the speed of advance is most unsettling. I believe there is a direct relationship between our occasional despondency and our reactive attempts to overachieve or re-achieve that produce friction, not flow.

Faith in divine grace is the remedy; yet, we might lose our faith in forgetfulness during times of deep personal frustration or trauma. Faith and grace are not necessarily religious: faith is the bridge that bears persistence when command or control is impossible; grace manifests in serendipitous solutions, the timing of which is always deeply fortunate.

Ultimately, the primordial arc of our transition routes us on a path-to-destiny that can only be realized with grace. Our faith and good effort attract grace, while grace tends to bypass the arrogant doer.

If the grand disorder, like the worldwide crisis of “leadership” evident in many business and government organizations — so lacking in consciousness, trustworthiness, and core human values — is to change for the good, such change will occur with the animation of consciousness and core values. Thus, far more brilliant humanity in business and governance must be compelled.

Today, I have faith that the paradigm of leadership will evolve from social disorder to social conscience, from shareholder value to stakeholder advancement, from egotistical authority to a new era of innovation by human brilliance.

I believe a far more brilliant world awaits. At this point on my arc of transition, I am seeking sufficient faith, clarifying goals with aspiration, correlating grace with insights, and gathering the team.