Updated: Aug 4, 2020
Covid-19 has and will continue to disrupt many things in our lives, and many of these disruptions are beyond our ability to control, delay or influence. What is always in our control is our potential to adapt, evolve, and assume a mindset of adventure, challenge, and opportunity.
When something is disrupted that has been stable and comfortable for a long time, many people think that feels like a risk, change for the worse, fear, and dread. Disruption always has two dimensions: the short-term shock to things stable and known and the opportunity to imagine and create a new future that could be better than the current situation.
If you stay stuck in woe is me, you may miss the boat of the longer-term opportunity for gain, and improvement. New opportunities are possible because of the positive, expansive, and open attitudes we hold toward our environment and the self-confidence we’ve developed in ourselves to navigate the unknown. “Disruption isn’t about what happens to you, it’s about how you respond to what happens to you.” – Jay Samit
Adventures and change are exciting because we encounter new and unknown situations, people, and territory. Adventures are a chance to challenge and draw upon our mental toughness, creativity, problem-solving, skills, and past experience. Every time you successfully navigate and come out of the other side of disruption or problem, you are wiser, more skilled, durable, and capable of the next level of challenge.