Rhinos can run over 26 miles-per-hour, but they can only see 30 feet in front of them. So, do you know what a group of Rhinos is called?
Being positive is difficult with so much uncertainty surrounding us. Rapid change is becoming a critical catalyst for growth, and is now the norm. Through all this uncertainty we need to continually create environments for connectedness, innovation, and embracing opportunity.
Below are three ways to help you crash through uncertainty:
1. Process Mastery
One of the greatest challenges that many people, businesses, and organizations face is the efficiency and effectiveness of processes.
Creating efficient and effective processes that give the results needed are important, but encouraging environments of Continuous Improvement within these processes ensures excellence in maximizing productivity. Creating cultures of continuous improvements help us crash through uncertain times.
2. Be aware of your reactions
I just CELEBRATED the five-year anniversary of my accident. This accident put me on life support for a week, and left me with an amputated right arm and a permanent disability to my right leg. I recently asked my wife, Kate:
“How did you get through ALL the uncertainty?”
She replied, “I was never uncertain about whether you would wake or not. I was more uncertain about how you would react when you awoke. However, the doctors said that the most important thing is how you see me react.”
Too often we worry about how the others react—but it’s YOUR reaction that they monitor.
3. Managing Crises
With crises happening all around us, it is imperative to know how to get through them and continue to move forward. Yet we waste valuable time doing damage-control, and analyzing what went wrong instead of seeing the possibilities within the problem. Reframing crisis into opportunity can be the make-or-break decider in Bouncing Forward.
Uncertainty is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, so making uncertainty work for us is imperative. Just like the Rhino, if we continue to crash forward—even though we cannot see in front of us—we can create the environment of the growth needed.
Be a Rhino…
Life after death is a subject most of us will experience firsthand. Sam Cawthorn is one of the remarkable few who lived to tell. In October 2006, Sam’s life changed forever when he was involved in a major car accident, where he was pronounced DEAD. He was thankfully resuscitated, but left with an amputated right arm, and a permanent disability in his right leg. Sam’s simple and inspiring story demonstrates the awesome power and strength found within the human spirit when faced with the choice to continue living as a victim of a tragic accident, or seizing the opportunity of life.