NORMAL FOR NOW
What if these are normal times? At least for now. They’re clearly not yesterday and whatever’s next is later. So how do we act if this is normal or while this is normal?
Maybe there are some ways to do now. How about these?
Let yourself feel what’s being felt now. Be human. If we don’t feel what is being felt now we can’t do what is needed for now.
Stop trying to repackage old ways. Trying to retrofit our old to serve a new? That’s not human. That’s a corporate attempt to squeeze more value from current assets instead of doing or being what people value now.
Make things for now. We don’t have to predict the future. Now will be with us at least until it isn’t. And those who’ve joined us in the now will go with us when next is ready. They might even help us make it.
Nobody is an expert in now. So, stop pretending to have the answers. Maybe you were expert in the then, but nobody is an expert in the now. Let your self learn something.
Repositioning you as a learner allows room for growth, mistakes, do-overs and relationships.
People like learners more than they like know-it-alls. Besides, you can’t possibly do better by others than to come alongside and grow as they do.
Let yourself feel. Stop repackaging then. Make for now. Become a learner.
Now is the time.
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