We came across this graphic (original source unknown) and think it delivers an important message for people who are living through COVID-19. Yes, this absolutely is a time of great uncertainty. But we all have choices when it comes to perspective and the action we take day-in and day-out, as we muddle through these truly unprecedented times. We can fear, or we can learn and grow. And yes, it’s a choice.
Strong leaders know the value of the lightest blue zone, all the way to the right – the growth zone. They know from experience that when they adopt these mindsets and approaches, others tend to follow.
When leaders look for opportunities to help others and are empathetic, nine times out of ten, they inspire their teams to do the same. When leaders focus on the future, the people who work alongside them naturally tend to follow suit. When leaders are thankful, appreciative, and happy, they set the tone for positive organizational culture. And when leaders approach the idea of change with optimism, patience, and creativity? You got it. Most of the time, so do the people who surround them.
We hope that as leaders, we can all come together and strive to land in the lightest blue zone – the growth zone – despite the fact that what we are all living through is without a doubt, incredibly hard. We encourage you to view and share this graphic as a reminder of how some shifts in perspective and the actions we take today will end up playing out in our future. Our choices can impact our businesses, our communities, and our world. We are all in this together. Remember to focus on what you can control versus what you can’t. Let’s choose to park ourselves in the growth zone.