The toughest thing to do in a difficult situation is to get a new grip on reality so we can transition to a new and improved reality. We have all heard the term "get a grip" but what does that really mean? This term implies an uncomfortable feeling of security and the potential for failure at some task or event. Rock climbers know full well the importance of a firm and steady grip while their own fate relies on the sureness and confidence of every grasp.
You may not be a rock climber or even care to be, but the metaphor applies in this uncertain economic storm that we are all facing now. Each move we make toward the future as a government, company, team, family, or individual, must be approached with a steadiness to still take some risks, but also know that our collective future lies in all of our decisions from here on out. Crisis should always bring a fresh outlook for the future based upon the security that comes from self-reflection and careful planning to utilize the available resources within of reach.
"Success is not that which is within our grasp, but that which lies within our reach." Never stop reaching for the brass ring of your goals and dreams, but be sure to secure your grip with the reality around you now before reaching out into the unknown of tomorrow!
The government is us... we are the government, you and I. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt