What Is Your Choice? Adaptable or Status Quo
Changes that have been forced on us over the last 18 months. Forced to stay at home, forced to close your business. Unable to see your family in person. These are a few examples of freedoms ripped away from us in the interests of “protecting others”. Who would have thought we would live in a world where governments and public health officials would force healthy people to isolate themselves? When the insanity subsides, we will look back and realise that collectively we absconded and left the zombies in charge.
While much has changed, one thing that has not changed is how we react to what happens to us. Despite a recent Just in Time article that questions the illusion of free will, it appears that how we respond to the events that impact our lives is still within our control.
The human mindset appears to have two extremes when it comes to facing up to tough times. The one extreme is a negative mindset which insists that the Status Quo will return. The other extreme is a positive mindset which is Adaptable to a new way of being.
A status quo mindset thinks like a victim and needs certainty about what the future holds. An adaptable mindset embraces learning new skills and is open to exploring new possibilities. A status quo mindset is reactive and waits to see what might happen. An adaptable mindset is creative and looks to find new solutions through experimentation.
The fixed mindset of a status quoist is to think of life as a pass or fail based on their current skill set. An adaptable mindset is a growth mindset. Growth is about overcoming anything while making mistakes and learning along the way.
Curiosity is the way of an adaptable mindset. Asking questions, exploring, and discovering. The adaptable mindset says, “I can learn from trying something new”.
An adaptable mindset embraces abundance. A status quo mindset clings to scarcity. Scarcity is about the belief that everything in life is a fight for what I can get. Believing in abundance is to seek out a winning way of working with others who also embrace abundance. Together there is more for everyone.
What if the way out is as simple as choosing to be adaptable? What if everything that you think you think is not so? What if only by changing your mindset you could discover a different way of being in the world?
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