“Stop thinking about where you were ‘before this all began’ and ‘how to go back to the way it was’ – and start focussing your energies on ‘where you are going’ and ‘how you are going to get there!’” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Another side shot from a little show I did in the virtual home broadcast studio you yesterday.
I’m pretty excited with my progress over the last six months – and am hugely pumped for where I can take this through the next six months!
The origin of the quote? It came from a Facebook group I participate in – meeting and event planners and other folks who organize events at convention and conference centres. Their world parallels the world at large – those who are simply waiting for things to ‘get back to normal’, and those who realized that things have changed in dramatic and long lasting fashion.
I’m obviously with the second camp.
People have long struggled with the complex and difficult change issues in their life – I always spent time on. stage talking about this as I spoke of the trends that would define our future. But the scope of the change brought on my Covid-19 and the global pandemic is simply staggering. Countless industries, professions, business models, service offering, skills and roles have changed forever. Many have disappeared in entirety.
If you don’t accept that reality and begin working within it, you won’t succeed with the remarkable opportunities that come from massive, disruptive change. Right now, we’re smack dab in the middle of it.
Don’t focus on what comes now – focus on what comes next.