|“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”|
Perspective is something we can’t really get…
until we’re looking back from a distance.
But, when “the worst of times” seems to be happening, it’s at least somewhat consoling to know that it’s opposite is also present: “the best of times.”
Anything evokes it’s opposite, as a possibility. And in these challenging times of seeming disarray, it’s helpful to remember that it has always been the challenges mankind faced that took us to the next level, so as to overcome.
That’s happening worldwide, for sure, in the race for a vaccine to combat the challenge of a pandemic.
It’s interesting to note that, in all areas of life, to the degree that things become “the worst of times,” more forces are garnered to meet a challenge.
Why is it that we have to wait for things to get so bad before we decide to change?
Because comfort is the elixer of the masses.
It actually takes extraordinary effort — and consciousness — to foment a crisis when one doesn’t actually exist yet.
Yet, if all forward progress depends on becoming bigger than our challenges — both personally and as a society — would developing the muscle of fomenting crises in your life serve you?
The cool thing is, you’re the one who calls it what it will be, and by speaking a crisis into existence around anything (e.g., your career, relationships, business health, purposeful direction), you get to then turn on the extraordinary capacity we have as humans to overcome it.
Care to foment at the mouth around something that’s critically important for you today?
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“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the ony time we’ve got.”
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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