Growth from adversity

by | Jan 10, 2022

I’ve been having some special end of year conversations with my leadership coaching clients recently. As well as celebrating some phenomenal achievements, there seems to be a sense of changing perspectives around what our priorities are, and what is most important to us after the year that’s been.

For myself and many clients the past year has brought us to our knees in moments, and it’s a testament to our resilience, we are still standing, asking the questions;

– What next? – What is the most meaningful contribution I can make moving forward? – With my organisation? – For my team? – For my family? – For my community? – For the world?

With the end of 2021 in sight, it’s a good time, if possible to carve out some space for rest and renewal to integrate over the holidays. For some of us it will be time to lick our wounds, recover and replenish.

I’m preparing to leave 2021 behind, a year that has me a tad weary, where I have been stretched beyond my capacity, and have grown tremendously.

One of my clients mentioned he has a new understanding from experiencing sadness and grief that has made him look at older people with a new perspective, recognising that they have loved and lost and now for him, there is empathy where there once was sympathy*.

What an exquisite insight and a testament to growth from adversity.

I would love to hear if you have any such insights you are willing to share, and if you are looking forward to some downtime over the next few weeks?

*Shared with permission

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