We are in what I am calling a mid-crisis phase. A little way from the recovery and yet still able to see and feel the first stages of the Covid-19 crisis. It is a period of reflection and time to regroup and prepare for what the future may hold. In recent weeks we have felt no control over the way the world is moving, and that is right. But as a good friend of mine has said focus on what you do have control over rather than the many things outside of your sphere of influence.
The changes were are experiencing are vast and have a tremendous impact on us and particularly our resilience. If we think about the full extent of them it quite quickly becomes mind boggling.
What we need to do now is focus on those things that we can influence. If we can make a change and do things differently then grasp what is within our reach. The world needs to take new and bold steps forward into what currently feels like the unknown. At some point we will look back and realise how much we had been sleepwalking through life until March 2020.
If the change and uncertainty feels unsettling don’t worry that is because it is. But we need to push ourselves out of the comfort zone so that we can feel uncomfortable and then start to create a path forward. The future is going to need fresh thinking. Time to get that blank piece of paper, look at what you want to do or what you did before and start to find a way to make it work in the post-Covid-19 world.
Don’t get me wrong. I know that none of this is easy. We get so used to the way things have been that even the stuff that we would want to change becomes accepted as just the way things are. It doesn’t have to be that way. We have an opportunity to carve a new path to the future. Few generations have to face such an immense challenge but then few generations have the chance to make such significant changes to the future.