Agility is Key for Staying on Track When Life is in Flux

Agility is key…

Agility is key in many situations, and possibly at no time more than right now.

Indeed, knowing when to stick to priorities and when to hold them loosely, in the midst of daily flux can be a challenge.

Saturday afternoon the clouds rolled in fast here in New Hampshire as thunder rumbled in the distance. Soon, I learned that in the eastern part of the state a strong storm had descended.

I was on a call with a group of clients and the signal was intermittent at best. Several participants were disconnected and then reconnected multiple times before the storm had passed.

So we flexed our agenda to accommodate the disruptions. It was an excellent example of a situation where agility is key to succeeding.

Why agility is key…

Change is something you can count on in life. And yet change, ironically, is something that we perpetually struggle to make our peace with. It represents a shift from whatever we had in mind, or whatever state we had become used to.

While planning is important if you want to use your time well and wisely, agility is key in moving deftly through time.

Agility enables you to adapt your plans to the changing terrain. Indeed, beyond adapting, agility enables you to see the opportunities that come as the environment is altered or the landscape shifts.

Change always comes bearing gifts.  ~Price Pritchett

Unwrapping the gifts…

An agile mindset allows you to embrace the challenges that change may present. Like an athlete or a dancer, accessing your strength and creativity enables you to respond to change as something you welcome and work with, rather than as an alien, invasive force you must work against.

This strength-based and open-hearted approach to change, in turn, lets you see possibilities that you are blind to if you approach change from a victim stance.

Is change something that you let yourself embrace and move toward with agility and grace?  How does this work for you? 

Here’s more help with change…

Do you ever feel like change is coming at you too fast, or like it just arrives, uninvited, out of the blue?

I’ve recently been working with a client who was blind-sided by the sudden passing of a long-time co-worker. It turned her work life upside down and also shook her on a deep and personal level. This co-worker was the same age and also a good friend.

It brought up all kinds of big questions, on top of grief, and new work demands. The stresses and questions were piling up and she was feeling disoriented and anxious.

We’ve been working together on this for several weeks now. And in the course of our work, I shared a time tool with her — one that I want to share with you, too.

It’s titled How to Partner with Change and Aging. It offers helpful ideas for navigating any changes, and to discover more about it right now, you can click here.

Let’s explore time together …

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