The 4-Practice at 5:47 pm was packed.
This commentary to any New Yorker is the antithesis of stories. It is a every day, 100-year-old inevitability.
But, I desperately wanted to board this practice.
And as I heard the acquainted conductor’s chorus of, “Stand away from the closing doorways,” I took my cue and leaped from the platform into the doorway of the subway automotive slicing into the wall of human-sardines.
And wouldn’t you already know there was, miraculously, a bit room made for me.
I received’t go into the mechanics of area utilization that happens in the course of subway trains at rush hour.
Suffice to say, there all the time appears to be a bit room.
And this, pricey reader, offers the metaphor for at the moment’s publish: There’s all the time room for a good suggestion.
Now, as crowded and maddening because the world has been, area was made for issues like: the wheel, the printing press, the airplane.
There was additionally room made for issues like The Nice Gatsby, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Membership Band, Pulp Fiction and Seinfeld.
And as chaotic and cluttered because the world was we by some means discovered the area for VW’s “Lemon,” all of Apple’s “Suppose Completely different” work and, towards all odds, Cadbury’s “Gorilla.”
As soon as off the 4-Practice and ensconced in my house I curled up and launched into the night’s scroll. (iPhone: One other good concept.)
There all the time appears to be a bit room.
One thing caught my eye and stopped my thumb.
It was the picture of a middle-aged dude on a longboard skateboard.
Clicking on the hyperlink I noticed it was an advert made by TBWAChiatDay, certainly one of our NY businesses, for certainly one of our purchasers, LG.
I watched the movie. A easy, great second of a dude on a skateboard crusing down an empty avenue within the early morning someplace in Los Angeles.
His wobbly pleasure and wondrous delight is hypnotic and infectious.
There was a voiceover with some inspiring phrases making the case for optimism.
A dude, a skateboard, optimism.
After which the phrases “Life’s Good” seem.
And that was that.
A good suggestion.
No, not as large because the heavyweights listed above.
However a good suggestion nonetheless.
And as cluttered and crowded because the world is at the moment, there may be, by some means, loads of room for it.
So, it doesn’t matter what you’re engaged on proper now the one factor you needn’t fear about is match.
There’s loads of area obtainable.
As a result of the world all the time has room for a good suggestion.
Rob Schwartz is the Chair of the TBWA New York Group and an government coach who channels his creativity, expertise and knowledge into serving to others get the place they need to be. This was initially posted on his Substack, RobSchwartzHelps, the place he covers work, life, and creativity.
Header picture: LG