What pointers would you give to people as we adjust to and find new ways to navigate the “new normal” and beyond?
– Debbie R.
I call this period of time the “Age of Covid” or “the new abnormal” as we are moving towards something that we cannot even imagine. The normal that was will never be again. The Age of Covid will shift everything, and how we come back will look very different. Something we are only beginning to envision will emerge in its place.
This period of time is giving all of us an opportunity even if uninvited, to pause and reflect upon our lives—that is, where we are, how we got here, and what is next. Do you need to reinvent in response to the new abnormal and what the future appears to be bringing you?
If so, trust the process and respond-don’t react.
Many people react like goldfish, and as the waters heat up, want to get out, and will jump out to any shiny bowl. Take time, pause, review on every level. Don’t jump.
Recall other times of instability in your life and you may see that very often those times marked new beginnings or innovations for you and those you served. So, it is critical to trust the process and take the first steps in faith. You do not need to take the whole staircase at once. New possibilities are ready to emerge for each of us as individuals and collectively, and we can co-create together. However, our next steps should not be taken out of fear but through a deep and reflective pause as we look ahead to creating our new world.