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The most frequent comment that consistently pops up in conversations has something to do with how 2020 has been such a weird year and that 2021 cannot arrive soon enough. No doubt that 2020 has been a very uncommon time delivering with it much uncertainty to us all, but a very close look at the historical timeline of the human race shows you how this has always been the case since the beginning of time. Knowing this, why then have we permitted the negativity of the time to infiltrate the precious fabric of our respective homes and country? Answer: fear of an unknown horizon.

My USF history professor always said that people who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. I think this is what makes history class one of the most important subjects you can take because it empowers you with the wisdom of past failures.

Now that I am on the subject of education, another important lesson that I think we all benefit from during these uncertain times comes from the field of science:—“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”—Charles Darwin

The point that I want to make this morning is the following—this is not a weird time...history shows us that it is actually to be expected because evolution is a constant ongoing process. The important take away here is that people, companies, and/or civilizations cease to exist if they do not change their mindset. In other words, if you want to stick around, personal and professional change must happen ASAP in order to not get lost in the unknown horizon.

Edgar J. Guzman

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