Life is in a constant state of change, some good some not so. In fact the world we live in is changing faster than we can keep up with in many ways as we strive to make life smarter, simpler and more efficient with more and more complex technology.
Yet it has been a long time since we faced a common global problem that seems to affect the entire world to the degree that this pandemic is. COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, is forcing the entire world to adapt to a serious health threat. This is creating a serious dent in economies causing many people to lose their businesses, their jobs or are being placed on furlough for several months with huge uncertainty hanging over all of us.
Ironically we only really thrive when adversity hits home because comfort is the biggest reason why people get stuck and fail to achieve extraordinary things. It’s rare to find a success story that isn’t accompanied by hardship and struggle. Most people who succeed are often motivated by adversity.
If you find yourself in a situation that allows you to take things easy, you’ll probably fall into a false sense of security and this is what keeps you from engaging in any activity that can help you achieve more than the average person or more than you have previously. This happens when our mental health takes a downward turn, and when it’s not addressed we learn to feel helpless, hopeless and at the mercy of life. This is not the case, we are in control of ourselves and have next to no control over what happens outside of ourselves. We have a choice in how we respond to people and events.
The point is that we are often scared of what will happen if we take chances and make decisions that will help us improve our lives, but the coming year is likely to force us to make decisions we’ve never had to make before, and we have to make the most of this situation in order to thrive rather than just survive.
This is the time to really focus on yourself and work on all the things you’ve not had time to work on up till now. This internal focus is about being able to help you clarify and enlarge your vision and will help you discover your true dreams and establish your goals to make them come true, ensuring that the outcome of achieving those goals is congruent with your beliefs and values and that you are aware of, understand and accept the sacrifices and changes you will have to make along the way.
This is about empowering you and encouraging you to move forward and to break through your self-imposed barriers that keep you from achieving more.
The ultimate aim is to help you take your life to that higher level that most people never achieve. Just think of how important it is for you to develop this awareness and adaptability, because we are in a very difficult period and people are going to need to adapt to this crisis and you could be the on that helps them do just that.
This could be the perfect opportunity for you to start doing what you love. It may be the time for you to start your own business or even quit your job and start doing something completely different with your life.
Uncertain times call for people who are driven to succeed, those who take challenges head on and are adaptable and responsive to change. Sometimes we fail to realise that our mindset is going to determine how far we get in life. We’ve all read about successful people in self-help topics, books and videos, but if your mindset is not in tune with your desires, you are never going to take action.
I want to help you change your mindset and give you clarity because when your perception of life changes your ability to commit to your goals is going to be increased tenfold. This is the true secret to a life of success, to have the opportunity to change your mindset and that is the reason why taking the time to invest in your own growth is so valuable.
We are facing challenging times, but we can always find ways to rise above those challenges and make the most out of what is happening right now and define or redefine our purpose in the world and thrive in doing what you truly love.
If you would like to use this time in lockdown for your own benefit then sign up to my online course which will help you to discover and define the changes you want to make and where you want to go in life. It gives lifetime access and you can work at your own pace.