Covid Crisis Requires New Mindsets

Train tracks going both ahead and off to leftDon’t let inertia choose for you.

By Bill Reeb

Inertia can be like drifting, which actually describes what many people do. What I mean is, many people just do more of what they did yesterday to keep afloat, or robotically attempt the next incremental step forward from where they are right now. It is as if they are treading water working hard throughout life and just letting the current take them wherever it is going.

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The breakdown in this approach is that it presumes you are exactly where you want to be right now and that the current is going in the direction you want to go. Overachievers often find themselves in this predicament: working hard treading water going with the current without a clear direction in mind.