Among the Young, Who Will Show Up as a Leader? A COVID-19 Lesson
When we're young (a relative term) we believe we are invincible. I'm talking about being in your late teens through early 30's. What a great time! The energy, the almost infinite capacity to learn quickly, the vibrant health. We take risks because we know we'll get over the consequences, probably very quickly. Financial risks, daring acts of athleticism, making poor choices in relationships, etc. are believed to be mitigated by age. There's a lot more time to be lived.
In this current world environment of COVID-19, many younger, healthy people are willing to take the risk and ignore what the governments are encouraging in social behavior. They are intentionally gathering to spite the "recommendations" of the governments. Some even calling them "Lockdown Parties".
I understand. It feels good to know that even if you catch COVID-19, the consequences will probably be minimal. They'll probably have a quick and full recovery.
The problem, though, isn't with their health. It's the health of those they come in contact with; parents, grandparents, people with compromised immune systems and others who are in at-risk groups.
Who will show up as a Leader?
Because these are the future leaders in our businesses, churches, and other organizations, they must step up. The famous line from the movie Spiderman is, "With great power comes great responsibility."
Those that are young possess great power. Their choice to practice Social Distancing has the power to either stop the spread of COVID-19, or accelerate its spread. I call on those young people who desire to be responsible and show up as a leader now, and in the future, to be a leader now, today. Do what's right for your loved ones, friends, and your fellow humans. Think beyond your own ability to survive this crisis without consequences and think about others, maybe people you don't even know, who get the virus from you and then die, or end up with life-long complications from it.
How would it make you feel if you knew that someone died because you chose your freedom to do what you want over the health and lives of the people around you, especially if that person was your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or that cousin who's about your same age, but had a compromised immune system? Imagine attending their funeral knowing that they caught the virus from you?
The disease has grown more than 5-fold in just the last seven days. Use your great power and show great responsibility and leadership.
Dr. Edward Lewellen helps professionals become top-producers in their field. He is also an expert in creating methodologies to teach people to transform their mind to help them regain control of their lives. Dr. Lewellen is a Master Executive Coach, leadership and sales expert, and a keynote speaker for some of the largest global organizations. His list of clients include executives from small to Fortune 500 companies, as well as the NFL, MMA, Professional Boxing, and more.
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