A lot of people are waiting for the world to 'go back to how it was before'.
Hoping for a rewind of the collective experience of the last year is the same as trying to go backwards in your own life, before it was interrupted by a major event like an illness or a serious injury.
Once you have had the experience, why would you want to go back even if you could?
As a thought exercise - what three things can you list that will never be the same again as a result of the events of 2020 / 2021?
Dramatic events in life are often gifted to us to learn about ourselves; and radical events that we all experience together as a planet are even more powerful catalysts for creative change and new growth.
It's not possible for the world to magically unlearn the lessons of the last year and frankly, trying to do that is the same as rejecting a thoughtful gift from a loved one.
There is no going back, there is only the opportunity to relook at life with fresh eyes as a result of what has happened and forge a new, different path forward.
Use this exciting opportunity wisely - wishing for 'what was' is no longer a reasonable choice.
BTW - our three things - (1) handshakes, (2) client meetings, (3) the way we network.