Changing with the Seasons

You only have to take a look around to see that we are now in the grips of Autumn; around here we have some beautiful autumn colours.  It is a period where nature withdraws the useful sugars from the leaves and reabsorbs them to prepare itself for next year’s growth.

If one looks at the stock markets of the world, one could argue that something a little similar is going on.  Stock markets always go up, then go down again in something akin to a seasons.

People go through periods of rapid growth,  absorption, and then stagnation physically, mentally, emotionally, professionally… on all levels.  The same is true for businesses.

One needs to be aware of where one is in one’s own ‘year’, to know what season you are in now and to adjust your activities and your expectations to match it.  The same is true for people you are trying to influence or lead.  Should you be planting seeds, fertilising them or harvesting now?

If you ignore the ‘seasons’, you a quite likely to be wasting your time and energy…

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”  Albert Camus

“And you would accept the seasons of your heart just as you have always accepted that seasons pass over your fields and you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.”  Kahlil Gibran

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One Response to “Changing with the Seasons”

  1. mehmet_y says:

    Hi Richard,

    A belated reply: This is another fantastic blog. Camus’ statement is a wonderful addition!

    Best Regards,
    Mehmet

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