About 25 years ago, I would sing a song called “The Anchor Holds.”
The anchor holds, though the ship is battered. The anchor holds, though the sails are torn. I have fallen on my knees as I face the raging seas. The anchor holds, in spite of the storm.
I’m not a nautical expert, but I am told the anchor serves to help ships survive a storm while at port. As the winds bare down and the waves pick up, it’s the anchor that can keep the ship from running into land or into other surrounding things thus protecting it during this clamorous time.
Most of you know I work for a large security company and one of our guiding principles that we advertise is “Our People Are the Difference.” For much of my adult working life I have worked for large corporations and most of the time I question if we actually mean what we advertise. Watching how my current company is handling their people through this COVID-19 crisis, has revealed to me that their guiding principle (anchor) about “our people” is true. This also provides confidence that our other 3 guiding principles that we advertise are truth as well. The crisis has revealed the true anchors.
My purpose is not to advertise that my company is great, only to make the point that regardless if you’re an organization or a human being, crisis reveals our anchor.
Personally, I have noticed that this crisis has shown a light on my anchors. In the activity of life, it’s easy to get caught up in saying what’s important to you, but the crisis reveals the truth. Personally, I’m happy with most of the reveal, but have been challenged in some areas. I know where I need to place some intentional attention.
How about you? Has this crisis revealed your true anchors?
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