Amnesia is a serious disorder, medically diagnosable and traumatic. We often share in The Collective and within our support circles that we have a habit of forgetting as we go through change – our own kind of amnesia. In our career journeys, specifically, the amnesia struggle may not be diagnosable but can certainly lead to life-limiting (fear-fueled) challenges.
- We forget that we’ve been in tough situations before and we’ve persevered
- We forget that we need other people – not just Post-It note reminders and inspirational newsletters – to really make progress toward our potential
- We forget that even if we wake up uninspired that it probably won’t be the feeling that lasts all day (of course, depression is a serious illness too)
- We forget that frustration is part of the process – not an intrusion (reaffirmed so eloquently in a TED Blog post by Elizabeth Gilbert)
For today’s Throwback Thursday (an appropriate naming phenomenon for this post!) we’re resurfacing a video where Eric asks “What’s Your Reminder?”
Consider as you round out the week, what you learned on Monday – who you met, what you promised, what you felt – and if you can’t remember, consider how you’ll check-in on that progress. When you connect with others and share what you’re noticing, you’re far less likely to forget insights that lead to conversations that lead to change.