As we continue to navigate our way in this uncharted business environment some things are
becoming clear. It’s clear that the more we rely on others, the less confident we become of the outcome. Everyone has an opinion. Sometimes I find I have to quit overthinking things and act. I know what is right and what is wrong, or at least think I do. No one has a crystal ball, and no one is right all the time. I believe in collaboration, building consensus, and being inclusive. But sometimes you have to just make decisions and move forward.
Most of us like things that we can count on, you know dependable. I used to set my watch by my car
radio as I trusted the tone I would hear at the top of each hour. But, today, given our new reality, I need
to remind myself of what I trust. I’m turning back my trust meter, hitting the reset, and going back to
I trust in my wife, my family, my faith, and my friends. I also choose to trust in people. I am not naïve enough to trust in all people, but I do trust in people. I trust in most of us doing the right thing. Close the door behind you, ask before taking, stop on the red go on green, say please and thank you. I’m not going to let this virus take away my trust in others. I’ll do the right thing and wash my hands, wear a mask and stay in place. What I won’t do is depend on anyone or anything to replace what I know is right. We all have to trust in ourselves that when our time comes, we’ll do the right thing. I am not going to allow myself to entirely depend on others to set the course and save me. This may not all be in my hands but, when it is, I know what I trust, and that’s enough for me.
We are all ultimately responsible for our actions, and if those actions are made on the sound
fundamentals of what we know, what we trust, then that’s the best we can do.
Trust is earned, and right now you can trust in your Chamber acting in the best interest of the Escondido business community, that I know.
James Rowten (JR)