I’ve always believed that we are put on this planet to make it better.
We bring unique talents, skills, and perspectives when we come into the world, and it’s our job, if nurtured enough to do it, to take those completely unique details and infuse the world with goodness, kindness, and betterment.
For a long time, people shook their heads at such idealism. Silly, they might have said. Naive. Ignorant. It’s a dog-eat-dog world, and you have to fight for every success.
But I refused to buy that oppositional mentality. I refused to accept that life is a fierce competition in the lion’s den. I persisted with my belief in the goodness and possibility that abound in all of us.
Now, we’re facing a truly unique time as the novel coronavirus takes over the world. This virus is a great equalizer – no one is immune, no one can fight it with money or privilege. We are all laid vulnerable, lacking information or a way to fight back.
And while we’re scared of what lies ahead, fearing the unknown, we are also coming out in full force of kindness and love. This is just one example of what’s born out of this pandemic.
There are so many more, too. The March 29th FOX TV global concert that bombarded websites to benefit children of first responders and Americans enduring hunger at this time of uncertainty. The many viral videos and drive-by honk-fests of people wishing happy birthday, happy anything, from afar.
I am reading posts and articles about having an infinite mindset to endure (thanks, Simon Sinek), about how the mundane matters more than anything else (thank you, New York Times), about how kindness prevails.
In this time of uncertainty, how are you finding possibility?
How will your kindness, caring, and belief in connection to overcome anything prevail?
How will your business be changed by questions of what is essential, and what is not?
How will you use your business to help others, rather than to cower in fear of not having enough?
Now is the time to see what we’re made of. And I believe there is good underneath it all.