The World Health Organization states that stress will be the MAJOR cause of disability in the world by 2030.
If we are paying attention to what’s happening globally and locally we see that global economic uncertainty, the coming jobs impact of artificial intelligence and robotics, climate change and weird political swings to the right and left, is it any wonder we are feeling stressed.
At the same time employers are competing for a diminishing talent pool and employees are being asked to do more with less.
A solution reasonably offered is for people to engage in continual learning regardless of age.
Learning new skills to fill new jobs or get better at remaining jobs.
However, studies have shown that the 40+ year old is reluctant to start learning again.
Will employers ignore them and seek younger more learning oriented people?
Effective leaders from all ages are characterised by their attitude of life-long learning.
Is this a message for the rest of us?
I think it is.
To adopt the attitude of being a life-long learner, (especially if you’ve believed that learning was for younger people and that you’ve learned enough already!) requires a certain skill that needs to be acquired first.
Fortunately, this skill is easily learned, fun and very satisfying for those who spend the short time frame needed to learn it.
That skill is Attitudinal Competence – your ability to adopt and adapt your best attitude to deal effectively with whatever has happened, is happening or might happen, and not be stuck with those habitual attitudes that have held you back.
You know your attitude determines your outcomes more than anything else.
This skill of Attitudinal Competence is especially important for helping us deal with the prevailing uncertainties.
I know from the people around me, that those uncertainties are causing deep seated stress, which could tip people into a mental health tail spin.
Prevention is far better than a cure.
Attitudinal Competence is a preventative measure available to us all.
To learn more about Attitudinal Competence go here.