Newborn lambs gamboling in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”—Helen Keller
As any student of history will tell you, the greatest men and women have always had a certain boldness about them. Caesar at the Rubicon. The founding fathers and their Declaration of Independence. Jeff Bezos in the early days of Amazon. When it comes time to act, there’s no room for hesitation.
But what about in the days, months, or even years before that? Getting some time and space to think is just as important. It helps you see the world more clearly. It forces you to refine your thinking. It gives you time to be certain in your conviction.
Your time and resources are limited. Is this really what you want to do?
Making time to reflect is a habit we’ve cultivated over the years. It’s another foundation, and whenever possible, we make use of small adventures to explore the world and mentally prepare for whatever chaotic times are ahead.
Last week, we each packed a bag and headed to Nantucket to film lambing season. It was a chance to gather inspiration from the spring and to immerse ourselves in a side of the island that most summer visitors never see.
Sometimes focusing intensely on something else gives you clarity.