April 2020 // Johannesburg
Resilience is the Way
What a strange new world we are living in. For all of us at WDB Investment Holdings, working from our homes is a new and different experience. It’s definitely “business unusual”, and as we have learnt very quickly, our conversations are more interesting, peppered with sounds of children, spouses (and dogs) in the background, as we strive to still work and go about our business in this challenging new existence.
I think perhaps the lesson might be in finding ways to be productive despite the fact that nothing is as it was. The world has turned on its axis and we have needed to shift in order to change our world view and our role in it. As a team we have had so many conversations about being agile over the years, and now is the time for us to embrace our agility and our creativity and still get things done, where we possibly can.
As we strive to keep working in these times, with the acknowledgement that all our actions are “imperfect”, maybe the important thing is to change how we view ourselves, our business and how things work.
The term “Imperfect Action” comes to mind. As we strive to keep working in these times, with the acknowledgement that all our actions are “imperfect”, maybe the important thing is to change how we view ourselves, our business and how things work. I have had to stop judging myself in the last week – about the things I have done, and those I haven’t – and I know my team and I are just doing our absolute best to keep things ticking over. One thing that we have come to realise since #Lockdown began is how resilient we are, how we support each other (WDBIH’s partners included) and how, despite our challenges, humanity remains one of the core values of WDBIH. We are seeking out solutions and we remain committed to the upliftment of women and the youth in our country. You will see regular postings on this site from our team on how things are going and what we are doing to approach these issues.
And one thing I know for sure is that we are stronger together.
Sure, there is talk about “When this over we will do X, Y and Z”, but my personal approach is to take care of my own wellbeing as best as I can, support my family, friends and colleagues, lean on my spirituality and do what it takes to own this moment. That way the moments in the future will be able to take care of themselves. I am also reminded at this time of how resilient we are as South Africans; we have come through so much. We are strong. And one thing I know for sure is that we are stronger together. #StayHome #StayStrong