Clarity Newsletter: October 2020 - Mindset for Q4
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“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.” - Andy Rooney
Change is challenging. I am not big on change, but I love a good challenge. Two months ago, I was charging forward into a new season of growth and even wrote a few of you about it; when suddenly, I had the privilege of helping a single working mom and 3 kiddos in 3 age groups “distance learning” from 3 different schools. As the kids transitioned back to school, the wildfires hit our community, once again. We have had one day of blue sky in two months! As the fire hit containment, COVID came out of its containment to put us back into the RED zone, if not Purple by next week.
Change doesn’t always go as easy as we planned. I get frustrated when my plan doesn’t happen like I EXPECT. Disappointment looms and threatens to call me a failure, then I remember to look at the journey, not the destination. I look around and see the fruit in the midst of the upward climb, it’s so sweet. The kids were so good and advanced greatly here at Mama Shawnee’s Leadership Academy. The smokey days produced forced stay at home projects with my hubby, and COVID Red allowed us to once again reach out to care for our community. We have experienced a lot of goodness and yet I still need to reframe my mindset, because of the disappointment of my unmet expectations. Anyone with me?
We are in a season of unknowns and unrest. If you have hung around Shandel Group for any length of time, we talk about emotional awareness in the terms of Clear, Cloudy, and Red. When we are in the red we are living on adrenaline fight or flight or freeze. Decisions are hasty and thinking is hazy. Stress has taken over and we are not using our rational brain, we are using our limbic emotional brain to govern our life. Well, I think ALL of us are in a state of cloudy and are in need of great self-care to manage our well-being back to “Clear” as we navigate this traumatizing year.
Fortunately, we have choices during these stressful trying times. We can lower our expectations, or we can change our mindset, a mindset that is equipped to handle the high’s and low’s of the ever changing environment without compromising our standards. We can learn to live in a mindset open to being purposeful despite our agenda. Join me in self awareness of how you’re feeling so you can be most optimal in how you face these troubled times with grace and courtesy.
A new year is on the horizon. Let’s prepare for it today by choosing intentional steps toward purposeful goals. For me, it was getting over my pride that my goals and objectives are the end all be all of my focus in life. Helping that single mama with 3 school kids, keep her job brought me more satisfaction than anything I otherwise could have been doing. Being there for a community of people that truly needed me was incredibly rewarding, yet I had to change my mindset around by professional goals first, otherwise I would have been frustrated and depressed that those kiddos stole my moment to capitalize on a very worthy endeavor. There isn’t any money in it, but there is something in that purposeful living that money can’t buy.
Here’s to your purposeful Q4 mindset. 2021 is going to be the best year, yet!
Thank you for your patience as we switch systems, some quotes on mindset
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie
You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety. - Abraham Maslow
Success is not an accident, success is a choice. – Stephen Curry
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ – Muhammad Ali
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. - Samuel Johnson