You can’t? Or you won’t?

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But that’s how we’ve always done it.

We can’t do it that way.

That could never work.

That’s just not how we do things around here.

I can’t.

Boy, have those phrases been tested the past couple years as the entire world has shifted from the uncertainties of COVID-19, changing the way companies everywhere do business. Working from home has become a reality for many people. Industries of all kinds have embraced the word ‘pivot’ more quickly than Ross Geller moving a couch up a flight of stairs.

Today, nothing is off the table and the concept of a stupid question is almost completely out the window. We have had to figure out how to do business in this new reality… and fast. Here’s a serious question for you to consider:

“Have you embraced the ‘anything is possible’ mindset the pandemic pushed the world to accept?”.

If you boldly answered yes, let’s take a moment to CELBRATE you! You are incredible and should be proud of yourself for the willingness you have to leave your comfort zone. Your creativity in figuring out how to make the pandemic work for you at work and in life will bring great benefits, so stay consistent!

If you were more hesitant in your answer or realized you’ve gone back to the old way of doing things, you’re in excellent company! You’re doing exactly what humans have been neurologically wired to do since the beginning of time: go back to what’s comfortable. Don’t let that stop you from stepping out and doing something different, starting today. Step out, think differently, and let’s celebrate you!

If you’re feeling like this was a pass/fail test, that’s not the case. Pause and take a moment to think or rethink. Take some time to reflect and consider what you’ve gained or could gain by changing the way you look at things. How is that mindset serving you and how can it continue to serve you? Really think this through.

And one last thing… Remove the phrase I can’t from your vocabulary. It’s usually not that you can’t do something; it’s that you won’t do something because the consequences outweigh the benefits. Surround yourself with people who will challenge you to step outside your comfort zone and try new things.

The struggle and the feeling of being uncomfortable will be worth it!


Looking for somebody to guide you through the process of going from I can’t to I will? Chat with our CoreCounts team about consulting options.

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