The pandemic has changed many of the ways we’re used to doing things. It’s created loss for many, anxiety for others, and frustration for most everyone. Personally, I see people on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram expressing their frustrations about the state of the world and how they can’t wait for things to go back to normal.
To people who wish for things to go back to normal, I offer you this: No longer is the future what it used to be.
The pandemic offers us the opportunity to hit a reset button and create a better future. To design it, we need new mindsets, imagination, learning and unlearning, belief in ourselves, each other, and the art of the possible.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, it took a pandemic for the world to realize a few things. Many of these things are what I see people ranting about on social media, and how they wish things we’re back to normal.
I understand you’re frustrated, the pandemic has put people out of their comfort zone. My advice to you is to assume things won’t go back to normal and embrace the new normal. As Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change.”