CoVid-19: When this is all over, who will you be?
Will you be smarter, kinder, softer, harder?
You will be different in the year ahead. You have changed, your business has changed, the world has changed. You do get a say in how that change happens and where it takes you.
Will you blame others for the new normal you land in, or will you be proud of the new normal you created for you?
The pain of CoVid-19 is real and deep. Many people are seriously ill, many more have lost loved ones. And most have seen their lively hood and or family changed forever. These changes are from outside influence. The actions that create them were not directly chosen by the individuals impacted by them. No one asked for this illness, no one asked for the financial setbacks that have come with it. Yet the ripple effect from them is far reaching.
There are things in life that we are not in our direct control. This is the current reality.
We have been gifted a hard re-boot. Not pretty, not soft, but a reset non the less. It shows in wildlife, in our oceans and on our shores, we are seeing a slightly cleaner, quieter world. Look at the air quality in China and the canals of Venice. Even Brazil’s endangered sea turtles are benefiting from less human interaction. While it is true that other animals may have negative impact from a drop in conservation work that supports endangered species, that too is a choice of people.
When we choose to live above the line, we make a commitment to take Ownership over what we can influence, be Accountable for the results we get, and Responsible for the choices and actions we take or those we choose not to take.
This does not negate the involvement of others, or the things that are out of our control. It simply puts the choice in our hands for how we react and the way this impacts us.
So how are you using this reset to prepare your personal world for what is next in your life?
When we talk about how we are different post this pandemic, how will you measure the things you can control? The choices you make.
You choose how you will react to the news, how you communicate and the language you use. It is still your responsibility to choose how to spend your time and use your resources. You alone are accountable for how you treat yourself and others. These things are always within your control.
Will you be smarter, more well read, more creative, more artistic? Are you being intentional about what you are feeding your brain, your mind, your heart, and your soul?
Will you be kinder, more understanding of the situations of others that are different than yours? More supportive of others, more in tune with what they may be experiencing?
Will you be well rested, well fed, in better physical shape?
Will your space be more organized and less clutter?, will it be more beautiful to your eye and your soul?
5 Ways to Impact Your Post-CoVid-19 World
Most of us have spent the past few years running like crazy. Always trying to do more, be more. More professionally, more for fun, more for our families. More, more, more.
During this essential slowdown, be intentional about letting go of the need to be constantly striving. Learn how to appreciate having less to get done, embrace a bit of boredom, and allow your body, your mind, your heart, and your soul to rest.