3 Strengths That Help You Navigate Change and UncertaintyNone By Homaira Kabir
We're told that we live in dark times—and it's not difficult to buy into that narrative. I, for one, feel an underlying angst from the uncertainty, volatility, and change I see around me. And I know I'm not the only one.
But here's what I remind myself: Dark times hold the promise of bringing out the best in us. Our common history is marked by many grim times that forced our predecessors to rise to the unprecedented challenges before them and, in the process, advance human development.
But we're not quite done. The greed, the impulsiveness, the unpredictable despondency, and the sparks of sheer genius that mark our age have made many of us wonder whether we're going through the adolescence of our species. We see it in the brilliance that has connected billions of us across our planet. We see it too in our recklessness as we rummage through our planet's depleting resources despite an awareness of the consequences.
So it's time to grow up. The challenges we face are calling us to develop inner qualities that will help us adapt to changing times, develop our resilience muscle, and in the process, become the adults the world is waiting for.
Strength #1: Vision
A vision gives us an ideal to strive for. In challenging times, it also strengthens us with hope.