Learning to navigate the flux
22 May 2020 | Written by La redazione
How to prepare for the ongoing change? We talked about it with April Rinne, advisor, speaker, author and Global Citizen
“Change is inevitable, growth is optional”, with this quote April Rinne, advisor, speaker, writer and Global Citizen, describes the concept of flux, central to her reflection on the future. A reflection that she told us during her speech in 20 minutes from the future, the live streaming format of Impactscool. In the role of interviewer Cristina Pozzi, CEO of Impactscool who explored, together with Rinne, the themes of the future, of change and how to navigate the “flux” of tomorrow’s uncertainty.
The flux is “continuous change, fluctuation – explained April Rinne – is a continuous process of change in progress. […] Change is part of life, right? It always has been, it always will be. […] Humans are not particularly good at managing it, we often desire familiarity, stability, we crave what is normal. This is especially true when things seem out of control. So even before the pandemic, I was really interested in this ever-growing pace of change. […] Now I am examining what the tools, skills, and disciplines of what I call a flow mentality, that is a mentality capable not only of navigating change but thriving in the midst of constant change.
How to navigate the flux. Acquiring the mindset necessary to understand the inevitability of change is not simple but it is an effort that we should all make in order to be able to face what lies ahead correctly, whose first step is “letting go of the future”. “[…] the journey of each of us in the flux and in the mindset of the flux is different because our life experiences are different, our families are different, our cultures, everything, but the concept itself is applicable to everyone. […] Our brain is a kind of muscle, just as you have to strengthen other muscles to become strong, agile and capable, you also need to learn how to let go of the future. And it’s very interesting when we talk about letting go of something, we practically always talk about the past. We never talk about the future, it is as if we have to let go of something in the present. But it’s always about the past, it’s never about the future. So learning to let go of the future requires some sort of training of this muscle to learn to let go. ”
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