Things in the U.S.A. feel like they are spinning out of control.
There’s COVID-19 that has been wreaking havoc with people’s health, the way we live our lives, how people earn their living, the financial markets, etc.
There are unspeakable things happening to African Americans, which is shining a spotlight on how rampant racism is in what is supposed to be the land of the free.
The political environment is unreal.
These are just some of the big things… To add to this, almost everyone I know has something individual they are working through as well.
Whew! This list feels long and heavy, doesn’t it? I have heard many of my clients, friends and colleagues share they are afraid, sad, frustrated, ready to get out of limbo, as well as, eager for change, feeling like there are opportunities and ready to move forward.
Acknowledging the rollercoaster of emotions you are feeling is one of the very first things you can do. It may feel weird and uncomfortable, and that’s understandable. Sometimes just saying it out loud to another caring person can take the sting away.
One of the biggest challenges I have seen with my clients (and quite frankly me, too!) is that you are ready to move forward and you think you need to have ALL of the answers to ALL of the questions before making any progress. Does that ever happen to you?
Let’s face it, even if you could put a full plan in place right now, things are changing so rapidly that in a blink of an eye, your perfect plan would have to be completely re-done.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Figuring out the next step or two that you can take to move forward is often all that is available to you right now. And, you know what? Taking that one step can be invigorating. The success you feel from taking that step forward can often be just the incentive you need to spur you on to take the next step and the step after that, etc.
Before you know it, you surprise yourself because you successfully accomplished what you have set out to do, even during times of great uncertainty!
So… What’s one step you can take today?