During this difficult moment in time, people are emotional and consequently challenged, both by emotions and by other various factors that inevitably impact emotions. Leaders are making decisions that could impact many people’s lives. This checklist can be used as a guidance. Your ability to envision the consequences of those decisions is key for the successful execution of those decisions and to ensure they make a positive impact. Ask yourself about your intentions, means of approaching a decision, and the consequences of that decision before making a decision that is critical.
Right now, we all must take leadership within our own lives. When we are self-empowered, we make a positive impact to those around us and create a powerful community. Together, we are powerful.
Right now, Americans are faced with two prevailing opinions from two very different leaders; President Trump, who wishes to open businesses no later than Easter, and Bill Gates, who believes that America needs 6 to 10 weeks of “extreme shutdown”.
To choose how we respond to our own reactions and their consequent emotions is to create new neural pathways for our brain. The pathways get stronger with repetition until the behavior is the new normal.
In our lifetime, many situations that might seem “either-or” are actually inter-dependent. If we can leverage the positive valence of both sides, we will be led to a virtuous cycle. What this requires is our ability to see situations from the lens of polarity.