You need to get comfortable with your type, lead from the comfort of understanding who you are, and be able to leverage the strengths that come with being “a” type of person but also be able to adapt to whatever style is required.
Who’s going to save you? Think about it. Are you waiting on, or expecting that somebody or something is coming to save you and solve your problems? The truth is most of us are. Whether it’s big things, like protecting us from COVID-19, or smaller things, like making the changes to our habits and routines we know will improve our health, too many people are waiting on a messiah.
There is no light without dark. Yes, the never ending interruptions of load shedding can be infuriating and enraging. But that’s your choice. The last true human freedom is our ability to choose our attitude and response in any given circumstances. Perhaps load shedding is simultaneously both national crisis and personal opportunity. Disconnect to connect. And since you’re already disconnected, why not connect?
2020 was the year of the coronacoaster. A true rollercoaster of emotions, from extreme highs to extreme lows, I felt them with you. But in every crisis is opportunity. In the spirit of carpe punctum, I decided that 2020 was a year I could use to grow. Here are my lessons and learning from the coronacoaster summarised by the quotes and books that guided me through it.