“When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Unprecedented. Never has that word felt so accurate and all consuming.
Every day my clients and friends remind me that while we’re experiencing this pandemic together, we’re also experiencing it uniquely.
Some are sick or recovering from the virus, some have lost family members, others have lost jobs or fear they might, and many are schooling their children.
Regardless of our individual experiences, all of us are wondering when and how this will end.
While answers to those questions are important, and in time will be revealed, I’d like to suggest a few other questions that we can give some thought to now.
And your answers might make a meaningful difference to who we are when we come out of this.
Questions to ponder:
- What do you want to come out of this for yourself? Your family? Your team?
- What or who is more significant to you now? (delivery drivers for example!)
- What consumer goods or services do you, surprisingly, not miss?
- What small joys are available in this time of shelter?
- How can you continue to use your core strengths during this time?
- What will you one day tell your future grandchild about how you navigated the pandemic?
Even though our time in quarantine did not come about through our choosing, we can still make this time something to grow from rather than endure.
- Podcast: How to Be Grateful in Every Moment (But Not for Every Thing.)
- Article: On Coronavirus Lockdown? Look for Meaning, Not Happiness
- Team Leadership Video: If You Lead People, Do These 5 Things
- Me!: If you or your team are struggling, please feel free to be in touch.