U.S. Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays because July 4th is the perfect mid-year date to take stock of the progress I’ve made toward the goals I set in January, and make adjustments so I can end the year even better than expected.
In tough times filled with uncertainty, like we're facing today with COVID-19, Shelter in Place and #BlackLivesMatter, an adaptive mindset can help. With an adaptive mindset you enhance your ability to adjust to unexpected or ambiguous situations by actively seeking information and remaining open to new perspectives. It also allows you to act from a place of optimism, while being firmly grounded in reality.
Now, more than ever, we’re living in a VUCA world – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. Thomas Friedman promotes the idea of 'dynamic stability' – where you only get a sense of stability by moving forward, like the balance you get by pedaling a bike.