Needless to say, it is a very interesting time. Many people feel like they are stuck waiting.
Stuck waiting for what?
People are stuck waiting for the virus to clear, the stay in your home to be lifted, or for the government to do something about it.
Others are healing, trying to quell their nerves and stop the worry.
Still others are working, some are working harder and with more dedication than they ever realized they had.
For everyone who feels like life is on a timeout, what will you do? If you are career minded what are you doing now? If you’re running a small business that is temporarily disabled what is most effective right now?
Perhaps you take a break for a day, maybe two, but then you don’t stop. A shut down doesn’t mean you’re knocked out. Even if the business you worked for or the business you owned may not reopen it isn’t over.
How will you spend your time, right now?
Spending time to worry isn’t going to change anything. What is your alternative?
The alternative is to start focusing on the future. Make no mistake, things are going to change. The future will be different, a new normal.
Your thought pattern shouldn’t be focused on getting back to normal it should be focused on what does the new normal look like?
Consider all of your life experiences, your knowledge, your skills, and your abilities. How will you put them to use in the future? What strengths do you have and how can you build on those?
Today may be the first day of something new.
How are you going to arrive?
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.