WHAT TO FOCUS ON DURING UNCERTAINTY
A good friend shared with me an important health goal they have recently committed to. As I wholeheartedly congratulated them for their courage, and their decision to embark on a change journey, they mentioned to me: “My biggest challenge is to stay disciplined.”
“Think of the reason you are doing this”, I said.
While I was writing this post to keep my friend motivated, and inspire others, I realized how much we need such interesting stories, especially right now.
As the future keeps getting uncertain, we ought to reinforce our inspirations, rather than giving in to worry, and letting go of our goals.
It may be tempting to settle for the current version of ourselves, while the world grapples with the pandemic’s impact on our health and the global economy.
Or we can reflect, and define meaningful, powerful reasons to challenge and inspire ourselves, by focusing on important objectives we have been postponing.
Consequently, we are driven to inspire others around us to look for learning opportunities in every challenge, to appreciate growth journeys, which will eventually unlock their potential.
Right now, we need to stay focused on what we can do.
And there is so much we can do, individually, and all together as teams.
Once we start thinking about what is important to achieve, and be determined to make it happen, we shift our focus towards the endless opportunities, right beneath this thin layer of fear, and comfort zone, which is hindering our inevitable progress.
© Muriel Matta 2021
Muriel Matta (BSc, MSc, MPhil, Cert CTT Practitioner) is an HR Advisor, Coach, Trainer and Facilitator.
She is a multilingual Human Resources Management expert, with extensive cross-cultural experience in MENA, Europe and CIS.