Bend or Break


I found these trees surrounding a nearby bay and noticed how each one seemed to arc in the same direction, almost as if they were protecting themselves from the off-shore winds.  These trees, like many objects in nature, seem to understand the need to bend or risk breaking. In our own personal and professional lives, this can be a challenge as well.  We are often confronted with new demands that require tough decision making and creative problem solving.  Some situations require rigidity, while others benefit from a bit of flexibility.   Those that refuse to budge just may get uprooted. In fact, there are numerous examples of entrepreneurs who made terrible decisions due to narrow tunnel vision. I prefer to stay grounded, listen, and keep my options open.  As Tom Hanks said at the end of Castaway, "Who knows what the tide could bring?"