These days no one disputes the fact that we are generally overwhelmed by the pace and pervasiveness of change. Especially in the light of the havoc wreaked by the Covid 19 pandemic. At the same time, we are aware of the pressures to ‘stay in the game’ and embrace the learning opportunities to know more, understand more, and master more.
We know we need to stay competitive and fit for purpose in our intimidating and challenging world of work. The reality is, however difficult to comprehend, the pace of change will never be this slow again! So, participate in the many different challenges of our interconnected world or forever fall behind.
What is obvious, is that one cannot move forwards confidently and sustainably without feeling and being grounded first. This is true for all people at home and work, especially leaders, who should set an example of strength and balance at all times. It is also true for organisations as a whole. We cannot underestimate the importance of our sense of self. As we start our day, do we feel calm, confident, at peace and focused? Or do we feel worried, anxious and troubled? What we need is to be grounded, in touch with reality.
What it generally means If you are grounded, you –
- stay focused on the present
- have a strong sense of self-worth
- have a sense of purpose
- deeply trust yourself
- stay connected to nature
- maintain balance
- create space for mindfulness
Author: Dr Gerhard van Rensburg