As with any challenge, it’s important to remember that you have a choice of perspective.
Choice is the one option that remains regardless of what the conditions take away. This truth is especially important to remember as you consider the unprecedented effects the pandemic has on our lives, our health and the economy. The virus is real and has consequences. However, your response to the virus is equally significant.
Try this exercise. Read this brief poem from top to bottom. Then read it again from bottom to top.
Afterward, decide how you want to move forward in the age of COVID-19 or any crisis. It’s your choice. Make it an empowering one.
The COVID-19 Choice:
Everything I’ve worked for is ruined
Everyone I care about is doomed
Because of COVID-19
And I refuse to believe that
I can come back stronger from this challenge
I know that this is my reality
To adapt and change
It is a waste of time
To cultivate positive emotions
It is useless
It is not true that
Life will be better
In the end
Jo-Aynne von Born, CPC
Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Workshops, Keynote Speaker