The Steps We Take: Habitual Actions

Imagine being an invited guest to the grandest ballroom dance ever conceived, where the Future and the Past are the star performers. You’re not there to direct their steps or set the rhythm; your role is far more nuanced and yet incredibly freeing.

As you stand on this magnificent dance floor, you find yourself swaying, almost involuntarily, to the rhythm set by these cosmic dancers. These sways, these minor adjustments you make, are your habits. They’re not choreographed moves or planned steps; rather, they’re your natural, intuitive responses to the grand dance unfolding before you.

Now, ask yourself, “What kind of history am I making right now?” This isn’t a question to burden you with the responsibility of shaping the Future; instead, it’s an invitation to become more attuned to the dance. Your habits, these sways and steps, become part of the dance’s grand history—a history that the Future honors and respects in its endless waltz with the Past.

When your actions feel harmonious, in tune with the beat and the flow, take it as a sign: you’re in alignment with the dance. You’re contributing to a history that feels right, that sits well with your soul. These are the moments where the Future and the Past seem to dance a little closer to you, almost as if acknowledging your harmonious contribution.

If, however, you feel out of step, if your actions jar against the rhythm, it’s an indicator. Not of failure, but of misalignment, a cue to listen more closely to the music, to feel the sway of the dancers more deeply.

Remember, you’re not the choreographer of this grand spectacle. You’re a privileged guest, an active participant who gets to experience the mesmerizing dance, feel its ebb and flow, and revel in the beauty it creates. And while you may not control the dance, your intuitive steps add to its grandeur, enrich its history, and in doing so, find a peace that comes from being a part of something much larger than yourself.

Author: John Rector

John Rector, a former IBM executive and co-founder of e2open, has an impressive portfolio of leadership roles across a range of companies and industries. In the realm of digital marketing, he has successfully led Social Media Target, ensuring its competitiveness in the ever-evolving digital landscape. He has also served operationally at Rainbow Packaging, focusing on the delivery of farm-fresh produce. John's creativity and vision for web technologies shine through at Bodaro and Palm ❤️, the latter being a graphic design studio founded in June 2023. He has also ventured into the education sector with Nextyrn, a tutoring startup that leverages AI for personalized learning experiences. His entrepreneurial spirit has also seen the founding of Potyn, an innovative project that uses AI to create bespoke art. The newest additions to his extensive portfolio include Nozeus, Infinia, Blacc Ink, and Maibly, further expanding his influence across various industries.

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