Dear Customers and Friends:
In the science fiction movie, The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (actor Matt Damon) is stranded on Mars and must find a way to survive—or die. After eventually returning to Earth, he explains how he survived to a classroom of future astronauts in the movie’s final scene.
“You just do the math,” Damon said. “You solve one problem, then the next. And if you solve enough problems, you’re going to get home.”
To me, the last three years feel like we’ve been to Mars, and that we’ve only just now returned.
The irony is that despite a worldwide pandemic and a supply-chain collapse, our company and the rest of our logistics industry have been on a wild ride of uninterrupted growth. In fact, before 2020, I had hardly experienced any year without at least a dip or two along the way.
In January of this year, we finally experienced our first downturn in business since the early days of the pandemic. That’s why it feels like we’re home again.
By the time you’re reading this, the economy may even have flipped again. That’s life, and the roller coaster can be scary at times. But in my personal life and at our company, Syfan Logistics, we choose to operate with Faith Over Fear, looking optimistically to the future each day.
I realize the economy may one day return to Mars, but we’re not going to lose sleep worrying. We’ll just keep doing the math and practicing Faith Over Fear.
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand, who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’” – Isaiah 41:13