Time to Make the Leap
Who would have imagined that 2020 would have brought with it so much change, polarity and unmet expectation? I find frustration and anxiety is living inside of so many regardless of faith, age, or walk of life. This isn’t the first time we have faced adversity, but for many it’s the first time they have faced a pandemic of this magnitude. Now everyone sits and wait to see how Covid-19 will subside and how we will get back to “normal”. But, will we really ever get back to normal? I don’t believe we will. I think this is going to be a pivotal fork in the road that has really opened up a lot of people’s eyes. It certainly has opened up mine.
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. - Maya Angelou
Begin with Positivity - My initial approach to facing challenges is to always start with a positive mindset. As Maya Angelou suggests in her quote above, I most definitely do not let myself be reduced while facing adversity. Research shows that a positive mindset does wonders for healing and facing challenges. If you need a healthy dose of positivity, check out @scottdhenry on Tik Tok.
But, you can’t just stop there. It’s really the baseline and where you can start to build.
Plant your Seed - This is the perfect time to plant your seeds of growth. It’s a perfect time to shift and make changes. Sometimes the change may Be triggered because you don’t have a choice (lay-off, downsizing, etc), but other changes can be self-driven. Why not take this opportunity start that business or hobby? Why can’t you start on your health journey or start volunteering? Why not sign up for the class you have been putting off?
When there is change occurring around you, welcome the opportunity to take inventory and make space to explore new direction. Plant the necessary seed that needs to grow. Making the leap requires that first step be made and that is the most courageous step of all.