If it seems like life is throwing a lot at us right now – well, that’s because it is.
First, we had a lack of materials. Next, we couldn’t find staffing resources, and now everything is more expensive.
What’s next? The good thing is that history has shown us that this, too, will pass.
“The first thing you need to do when you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging!” – Will Rogers
Once we get past the emotions of feeling like we have to fight a new battle every day, we can start to focus on how to end the challenges and get back on top of things. We may even be able to leverage our “new normal” more competitively.
It’s not that the emotional stage isn’t normal – it is. We just can’t dwell there!
Dealing with challenges – especially those beyond our control – is never easy, and every situation has a slightly different path. But the common component is working out from our problems – first with recognition and acceptance, then focusing our energy on moving forward.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. John D. Rockefeller
Interested in learning more? Here are some past posts where we discussed these challenges and others:
- There is a Silver Lining in Everything – Success Stories from the Depression: Looking at four companies that gained in this time of challenges worldwide.
- Never a Better Chance to Learn & Lead: Looking at our new “baseline” and how to refocus on what success looks like.
- Viewing Steps Forward With a New Perspective: Reviewing what you have and being creative in how you leverage them.
- The Changing Shape of Labor: Leveraging automation and technology as we reshape our employee landscape based on current availability.
- Capitalism in the World Today: A look at how demand creates vision and effort to fill in the gaps in our current situation.