A year ago if we would have talked about what do we think 2020 will bring to us, both professionally and personally, nobody would have been able to foresee what actually happen in 2020.
I believe it has been the most challenging year for our generations, as in the past we had ups and downs also but not like this. But, in my opinion, I believe a lot of good has come out of this experience, you know the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.
I am not minimizing the bad outcome here, don’t get me wrong, a lot of people lost their loved ones due to the illness, a lot of people lost their jobs, have been put in an extremely difficult situation, and it’s very sad, but it is what it is, we cannot turn back time.
I am trying, all the time, to see both halves of the glass and I believe only by doing so we will be able to learn and thrive into becoming better persons and professionals.
Working during COVID-19 pandemic was not easy, it was extremely challenging and for me, I believe is the time frame I learned the most. Each day I was forced to handle situations, that as a manager until then, were inexistent. This forced me to adopt new tactics, to motivate the people differently, to adapt all the workflows so we can keep up with the already dynamic business that had become even more.
All in all, I would say that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and no matter how bad it is right now, we should all raise our heads, “man up” and move forward. Only by doing so we can pass this and have the unique opportunity to define the new normal.
Now, looking forward to 2021, I see this year as an even harder one than 2020 as we will be forced to adopt even more “change” into our lives. But, as I love to say, change is good.
If I were to choose one work for 2020, I would go with Different.
Happy new year