Yesterday morning, I went for a walk. It wasn’t until I was almost home that I had a revelation. My elevator ride down to start my walk was with a woman from the penthouse. As I left the building, I held the door for the woman who was delivering HomeFresh Organics, who was likely the exact same age as the “penthouse woman.” Then, as I walked for the next half hour or so, I saw young men skateboarding at a park, I saw young professionals exercising, I saw homeless men, I saw a soccer camp, I saw little toddlers walking with their fellow campers holding tightly onto a walking rope, and more. I had to ask myself, “What determines the trajectory of our life?
In the beginning, we are all like those little toddlers, right? We are essentially all the same. But at some point our roads diverge. WHY? Skip over the obvious, like privilege, because many, if not most, succeed with out it. Why do our roads diverge, what is the deciding factor? And even if we do succeed, what holds us back from that next level?
Today, I am not going to postulate an answer. I have one, and I’ll share it tomorrow, but today I simply want you to think about why you are where you are. If you have children, I want you to think about them as well. What is the trajectory of their “road?” What are the road blocks awaiting either you or your children? Today is one big, “WHY?” I will give you a hint as you think about why—there are external factors as well as internal factors and one is significantly more important than the other.
Let’s GO! WE GOT THIS!