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  • Writer's pictureSusan Ordway

Seize the Moment

It may not feel like it, but one of the best times to step forward into change is during chaos. Why is that?

(I’m speaking of relative chaos, meaning a time of great change, not an actual disaster)

If you think about it, a time of massive change means that new bonds/paths/routes are being formed and old ones are being broken. Old norms are being challenged while new realities can put down roots.

Change during chaos is dynamic, not linear. In more normal situations, you may have to select just one or two things to change at the same time.

When more balls are up in the air, you can select as many things to catch as you’d like.

It’s no accident that many people changed their mode of work, relationship, physical surroundings, family structure (adding pets), and home living during the pandemic.

Many have compared the chaos of the pandemic to the time that a caterpillar forms a chrysalis prior to becoming a butterfly.

Rather than being a linear process of physical transformation, the caterpillar liquifies its body — completely changing most structures — before emerging as a butterfly. That takes a lot of energy.

That’s a lot of change all at once, but look at the end result!

What transformations have you undergone recently? Share in the comments.

If you’re having trouble where your changes are taking you, send me a DM and we’ll look for them together!

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