"Leadership requires a belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory."
Much time has been spent talking about our collective mission and the ultimate 'victory over Covid.' Here are my personal reflections / "Captain's Log" if you will, of the last 12+ months.
Number of days in the pandemic: 400
Number of days since being in the office: 402
How the last 12 months have felt: Home Confinement
Had to learn to: Work-from-home (#wfh)
Most surprised at: That it became political
Most concerned over: My 95-year old mother
Had to work hard at: Helping my kids take it seriously
Most frustrated over: People in public arguing about wearing masks
Most tired of: Wearing a mask
Most want to do: Dinner out with friends, ballgames and live events
Most sad over: All the tragedy surrounding the loss of life
What we may have needed to do better: A stronger and more unified social compact
Most hoped for: To be better prepared the next time
1st Vaccination: Last night
How I felt before: Both a little anxious and excited
How I felt after: A wee bit itchy
How I feel today: Huge sigh of relief
#1 Feeling moving forward: Optimism
Life lesson learned: Life is short and unpredictable
Business lesson learned: You can be productive anywhere
Most overused, but, very true quote: "This too shall pass"
We probably all still have a ways to go, but, as of right now, it seems like we are on the path back. Maybe not "back-to-normal", too much has happened to go back to the way things were. It will be to whatever the "new-normal(s)" will look like.
The pandemic has been an accelerant to the changes that were already taking hold in our daily personal and work lives. What's to come is yet to be seen and maybe not what the experts think or can predict.
But, wherever it takes us, the Mission Report indicates to me, that we are on our way…