This is a post I’m writing for my friend Jesus, who’s taking on a leadership challenge…
To thrive in chaos and adapt to change requires the mental preparedness to modify one’s thoughts at a moment’s notice. As an entrepreneur, I’m well adapted to chaos. I actually want it. Most people don’t. They love that they have a routine and structured day. Any chaos drives them crazy. It drains their energy. But life is chaotic. So how do you deal with chaos?
There are many ways. Some people meditate, others take a step back and take some time for themselves before continuing with an activity, others simply roll with the punches.
For me, the best tip I can give you is to simplify: take it one day at a time one hour at a time.
This is another way of saying that when things are chaotic you should to focus on the moment; focus and take on things one step at a time. This doesn’t mean that you should forget about routine and structure, you simply have to be more disciplined with your focus and not let things control it.
Also, keep your daily plan flexible and expect surprises. Because you will get stressed if you expect things to exactly as you planned. Your growth mindset challenge is to expect and embrace chaos; not to try to insulate yourself from it.