In the last post we talked about the impact of Covid-19 and the extreme uncertainty that has spiralled across the world because of the large – and largely publicised – deaths we have all seen on television and computer screens.
As we ended that post, I planted a seed that we must find greater meaning in this situation, which will allow us to activate a deep faith we all have, that we will come through this and somehow be better on the other side of the pandemic.
One question I have been asking students in my private group is Who do you want to be at the end of this?
See, I believe this is a fundamental question.
Let’s start with the premise that we are going to get through this.
Ok, so now that we have agreed on that, our actions during this time must be viewed under the microscope of hindsight. What we do now will define who we will see in the mirror when this situation passes.
One of the NLP processes for goal setting is to start with the end in mind, to identify the last step that has to happen before you know your goal is achieved. And from there, to reverse engineer the entire process.
I believe this is the process we must now follow.
We know that in hindsight we will see events and experiences that will reposition many of our experiences to include positive meanings.
Let me be VERY CLEAR.
I DO NOT BELIEVE NOR AM I SAYING THAT THE VIRUS AND THE EFFECTS ACROSS THE PLANET ARE POSITIVE.
What we are experiencing is tragic, frightening and I would prefer it did not happen.
And none of that will change the tale of human wisdom that follows any and every mass event.
We always look for greater meanings and positives.
So what are some of the positives we may see:
Increased level of community
An ecosystem reset
National boundaries will seem artificial
Local trade and local producers will boom
Altruistic heroes will arise
A sense of unity against future larger threats
A reconnection to spirituality