I believe everybody agrees the COVID-19 health crisis in 2020 was an overwhelming disruptive influence in both our personal and working lives. A majority of people I engaged with experience some form of transformation (e.g., technology), but now believe we are returning to a state of normality. Are we?
I challenge the post pandemic concept of a return to normality. What is normality? Returning to your comfort zone? Comfort zone: (Noun) a situation where one feels safe or at ease; a settled method of working that requires little effort and yields only barely acceptable results.
An individual I am inspired by and have written about is Twyla Tharp, American dancer, choreographer and writer. Her mantra: Challenge the status quo, make way for the new. More Tharp Wisdom:
“The better you know yourself, the more you will know when you are playing to your strengths and when you are sticking your neck out. Venturing out of your comfort zone may be dangerous, yet you do it anyway because our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable.”
Are you ready to venture out of your comfort zone in the new COVID world?