In this Magic Monday, we take the lessons from the past year and use them to look forward with hope.
The first work week of 2021 has come and gone, and many of us are beginning to rediscover or perhaps reinvent our daily flow. As we continue to put 2020 behind us, there arises a sense of hope for what is to come and what could be.
In the words of Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison, “if we want to be hopeful about tomorrow, we need to reset how we show up today.” His article about resetting hope inspired the observations and suggested actions below:
Celebrate Small Victories
If you’ve ever joined a weight loss program or competition, a term you may have often heard is an encouragement to celebrate “Non-Scale Victories (NSVs),” or results you’ve noticed apart from a number on the scale, such as increased flexibility or number of reps you’re able to perform for a certain exercise. The idea is to give yourself something good to focus on, starting to slowly build and fuel that hope to sustain you until achieving the long-term results, which may not be immediately visible.
Focus on What is in Front of You
While, undoubtedly, we’ve all learned many lessons this the previous year, the effectiveness of such lessons depends on how we respond to current experiences with that applied knowledge. Conversely, while it’s certainly important to think ahead, dwelling on what could or should be, detracts from actions you can take now to affect that future.
Where There’s Hope, There’s Hustle
As Mr. Burnison states in the article, “over the years, I’ve noticed that hunger starves complacency and hustle quashes pedigree every time.” He says that one of the best things we can do to inspire hope is to simply do the things we say we will, encouraging trust through our words and belief in our actions.
In the ways we show up for clients, coworkers, friends, and family – let’s not just talk about but be about hope today.