Very few of us actually look forward to rain on parade day. And that’s what it feels like when you’ve finally implemented a creative plan and are starting to see success and the economy takes a turn for the worse. Without a significant shift in perspective it’s tough to realize that it helps to plan for the worst—we’d just prefer ideal conditions all the time. It’s too bad that perfect weather doesn’t force us to evolve. Heck, perfectly executed plans don’t even make good stories or good memories.
Every aspect of life, including the creative process, running a business or marketing a service, will have a series of seasons. The expression, “April showers bring May flowers” can apply to many things beyond gardens. Life’s “rain” provides opportunity for growth to help us with the ups and downs of the long run because it forces us to learn.
Simply shifting our perspective means looking forward to the challenges that assist in smoothing out our rough edges and enable the progress necessary to enjoy the next season. Without rain plants wouldn’t grow and flowers wouldn’t bloom. From now on let’s look forward to the results we’ll only seen after some much needed challenges and shift to our inputs. And let’s show this down economy that we can dance in rain.