2020 has been an interesting year! We joke about our eagerness for 2021 to come in hopes of the perpetual challenges coming to an end. The opportunity however is to look at 2020 a little differently; the 2020 accelerator. Is it possible that it has seemed challenging because the gap between what we have known as “normal” and the changes of the next era (speed, more 24/7, more virtual, etc) is widening?
Really COVID and 2020 were just accelerators of changes already happening. The widening gap creates uncomfortableness and stretches us. With our “normal” resistance to change, it would usually take years for these evolutions to happen. The demands of COVID have required us to embrace change despite the pain and challenge. While our habitual selves enjoy the comfort of what we know and crave for things to return, it is possible greater comfort will come as we consider and embrace this next era and how to leverage it for good.
My article below was written to expand on this concept. The caterpillar has to work to break from the cocoon, but if it did not, we would not have butterflies. ???? 2020 has given us gifts … when we look for them. Happy New Year!