What is normal anyway?

Travelling through Ireland recently, we had to learn to navigate and drive on the other side of the road.  Our first reaction was that this wasn't "normal". And yet, for the Irish, and for the many

inhabitants of numerous other countries, driving on the right is not normal. It felt so awkward that we really didn't want to leave the safety of the parking lot on that first day. But leave it we finally did. At first, we had to constantly remind ourselves to stay on the correct side of theroad and gradually, over the course of a few days, it became easier, more natural, more "normal".

This experience gave me the opportunity to reflect on what we consider normal in our own lives and to what extent we prevent ourselves from trying something new because it's not "normal".

  • Where have you prevented yourself from doing something because it wasn't part of your "normal"?
  • What would happen if you forgot, in the face of a new project, what "normal" looks like?
  • What do you want your new normal to be?

Send me a quick e-mail and we can explore together what that new normal could be.