In such unprecedented times as these many of us entrepreneurs, brand managers, and personal development junkies find ourselves wandering and wondering.
Wondering, in that we're not exactly sure what a next step in "development" actually looks like. Reasons for this range from the state of our economy, or a motivational obstacles and a growing pessimism throughout the general public, or even the more recent uncovering of how many of us are actually who we thought we were before the unravelling of this global pandemic. But also wandering, due to the fact that we are indeed "junkies" who find ourselves in an instinctive pursuit of any sort of breakthrough moment, or the discovery of pivotal information that yields the potential to "turn the tide" of our own (and others) current personal and business arenas.
Through my own digging and self reflection, I've come to the conclusion that the healthy medium between not knowing which direction to go and not going too fast in the wrong direction, is a safe platform of remaining still yet not becoming stagnant.
Stillness in it's healthiest form looks like hope and confidence in a positive outcome for our future. It means while we're not allowing the anxiety of uncertainty to cause us to jump ship on things we've placed so much time and effort in, we're remaining productive where we are and staying active as problem solvers and powerhouses of positive energy.
This is not to be confused with stagnation which can be easily mistaken for the ladder through the eyes of an avid "doer." Stagnation entails a lack of growth and development. Although remaining in place can be valuable as it allows time for planning, preparation, and the formation of stability before moving forward, it's not the same as remaining in our current state of being.
Growth is life. Sometimes in life we need to remain in place in order to receive and prepare for what's next, but we should always be growing in knowledge, wisdom, compassion, strategy, and all around stature. When uncertainty creeps in it's okay to remain still and regain footing, so long as you don't slip into the void of stagnation.