I was running a strategic planning session for an incredible organisation last week when I realised that some of the people attending had stopped dreaming. We were looking at what could be possible in the next 2-3 years and a few of them were really stuck in the current COVID environment. They had a hard time looking beyond the past 7 months which was challenging the group.
So my question was – “do you believe?” What I meant by that is do you believe that things will shift and opportunities will get better in the near future? “I think so” was the reply from one of them. I then asked them to reflect back on history of when things were challenging with previous financial recessions, depressions, wars and pandemics. “Did people survive and overcome these times?” The response was a resounding yes.
The challenge for many of us is that we know that everything is cyclical and goes through stages of wonderful opportunity to touch challenging times. The issue is that we often forget about this when we are in the midst of it.
So let me ask you: What do you believe? Do you believe that opportunities exist if you look for them? Do you believe that leaders that are active and supportive will find a way through the uncertainty? So what are you waiting for? Now is the time for you to start creating this more positive future for yourself.
Sometimes you just need an advisor or mentor to help you change your viewpoint. Or maybe you need someone to challenge you and hold you accountable for being the leader you are supposed to be.
Regardless of where you sit I may be able to help you during these times of uncertainty. It could be working one on one or through my online Leadership Academy Program. Click here to get in touch with me for a complimentary session focused on increasing your leadership impact. I look forward to hearing from you.