It’s funny how 12/31 is a special date in our brains that denotes a stop and a start. I would imagine 12/31/20 is one of the most sought-after transitions ever – but before we get there it’s important to look back and think about what we’ve learned or were reminded of in 2020. Here a few of the big ones for me.
- Our world is a dichotomy: it has both amazing beauty and real pain and inequity – It’s a choice which side I give power to through my thoughts and actions.
- As humans our need to be connected is necessary for human flourishing and even life itself – I need to make more decisions with others in mind.
- Humility is an understanding of our limitations that even science can’t completely fix – Every step I take requires faith because I can’t possibly see or know everything.
I believe 2020 will be looked upon as a milestone and a catalyst for impact investing. I could articulate several reasons for this, but instead I will sum it up with one thought: there is real joy and freedom in investing your capital to benefit yourself and others. Take my word for it, I know first hand – take the next right step for yourself or for your clients.