The waves of change have been relentless and require tenacity, commitment, and the ability to paddle fast, stand up quickly, lean into the momentum, and enjoy the ride. Here is the one trait that will get you there.
Workplace pundits from every walk of life are offering various tips and techniques for coping with the unknown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. However, the best career move you can make right now is to adopt an “energy mindset.” This is an attitude of sustained commitment and level-headedness in the face of uncertainty.
Six months ago—which feels like six years ago—50 Fortune 500 executives and successful entrepreneurs were interviewed about what they thought it would take to succeed in 2020. Many of them said that with the increasing complexity and uncertainty of the world around us, “winning” in 2020 would require extraordinary speed and agility. All of them said that energy would be one of the most important factors required for success.
Since then, the pace of technology and business has accelerated significantly and is causing a higher level of pressure. The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in an exponential increase in complexity and uncertainty. The waves of change have been relentless and require tenacity, commitment, and the ability to paddle fast, stand up quickly, lean into the momentum, and enjoy the ride.
Having an energy mindset is the new mandate for achieving long-term career success.
So, where will you commit your energy?
People with an energy mindset are deeply connected to themselves, to others, and to the greater good. They also have an attitude that enables them to balance their energy to contribute to all three domains, despite external obstacles. Here are three ways to get there.
Practice self-awareness and commit to self-care