If someone had come to you before the lockdown and said, “ starting tomorrow you will have to work from home, meet your team online and figure out new ways of generating income because some of your customers are going to go broke tonight” what would you tell them?
You would probably bind the devil in them and continue to confess having the “easy life” Don’t get me wrong I enjoy comfort and you should have comfort. However, everyone needs to change or adapt from time to time and very few do so intentionally.
You have probably heard of the boiling frog effect: if you place a frog into a pot of booing water, he’ll immediately hop out. And he’ll be pissed off. If you take a frog into a pot of lukewarm water and slowly dial up the heat, he will keep swimming until he’s boiled alive.
Like most people, the frog is more sensitive to shocking change. If change is moderate, urgency becomes less apparent. Before we know it- hey , what’s that smell?- we’re cooked.
Back to my first question. In the words of Peter Drucker, 2020-2021 taught us that, “learning is a lifelong process of keeping a breast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn”
May 2022 be a year when you learn how to learn and adapt before disruptions like pandemics.