March 14, 2020
If you feel like the world has gone mad I doubt you are alone. Is it any wonder when a quick search of any major publication in the world will find your computer screen screaming at you don’t touch anyone, stock up on essentials, lock yourself away, the recession is unavoidable, prepare for the worst. Fear is everywhere and it’s fucking with us. We challenge you don’t let it!
Many of us find ourselves with cancelled travel plans, restricted social outings and working from home. What an opportunity! There are always two ways to look at every situation and experience tells me allowing fear to act as a barrier to progression is not the one that will serve you. Opportunity is found in uncertainty and innovation is born out of adversity.
In 1665, the bubonic plague had landed and the University of Cambridge temporarily closed its doors. Isaac Newton was sent home to Woolsthorpe Manor to work. It was at that time that whilst out in his garden Newton watched an apple fall from a tree which inspired him to formulate his law of universal gravitation.
Disruption to our day to day routine can open our eyes to things we may never have noticed before. We are being disrupted and disruption unlocks possibility if we choose to intentionally adapt rather than unconsciously react. But how?
Change in bite size pieces is always the most effective way to build ones courage and confidence to step into bigger change over time. So here are a couple of simple ideas you may find helpful to reduce the fear and angst it creates and focus more on what matters:
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