Most clients tell me they can’t wait for 2020 to be over, and I definitely understand that. But as Winston Churchill famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” There is so much to be learned from situations – or specific years – that didn’t turn out the way we anticipated or wanted.
To get the best possible use out of this year of crisis, I encourage you to invoke the “hindsight” rule, and answer these questions as you look back on the year 2020.
- If you had known in January of this year how the rest of the year would unfold, what would you have said to yourself back then?
- How would you have shifted your mindset about the year ahead, and what would you have done differently, as a result?
- What was the biggest learning you had about yourself in 2020, either as a self-leader, a leader of others, or both?
I look forward to hearing your answers!