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Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey

The great football coach, Vince Lombardi, told his players to “run to daylight,” meaning run toward those places where there were fewest people to stop you.

We keep talking about “light at the end of the tunnel” (or is it “another train”?).

Dark and light are often exchanged through shades of grey, as at dawn and dusk. We haven’t been in darkness through the pandemic, we’ve been in shades of grey, some darker in places, some lighter. Move toward lighter areas, not darker ones. Move toward people who want to improve, want to conduct business, want to make the best of what they have. Move away from people who want to blame others, who are afraid to move, who fear the worst, who believe the sky is falling.

Eventually, most of us will see the bright light of a new day, but not those with their heads in the ground or hiding under the bed with the shades drawn down.

Play the hand you’re dealt.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

Comments: 2

  • February 5, 2021

    So true, Alan. Being positive and interacting with positive people has always been helpful, but especially now. If we can just get our elected officials to stop using terms like ‘dark winter’, and instead point to that ‘daylight’, more people will crawl out from under their beds.

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