Advancing Self-Help/Improvement Topics: How to make the most of this difficult year!
It is recommended that you take precautions and do your best to ensure. There are some of us, however, who have reached higher levels of understanding, and we can approach this adversity in a different way.
1- You have a strong internal locus of control
Psychologists explain that you have an internal locus of control is when you are in control of your life. Meanwhile, if you have an external locus of control, you believe that anything wrong that happens to you can be attributed to factors outside of your control.
If you are in the former group, you can focus on the how-to best tackle the situation at hand. Get it down and then focus on how you can make the best of the situation. However, if you have an external locus of control, you might have a meltdown and start panicking. It’s fascinating that it didn’t make out any of this. Instead, I’m seeing how different groups of people are dealing with the situation at hand. While some can make the necessary precautions and focus on their goals, others letting the case break them down.
2- During this downtime you can start valuing what matters to you
Hopefully, by now you this situation serves as a wake-up call for some of you. You now know that life and time are finite, and they can end at the drop of a hat. If you have been living your life as a cog in the machine, you can unplug yourself and genuinely have this time to rethink your life decisions.
If you have been living your life scared or worried over the most mundane things like handing in homework late or arguing with your superiors, then now it’s the time to stop that! It’s time for you to appreciate the life you have as a unique gift.
3- An Optimist sees the opportunity
I’ve seen cynism taking advantage of people during these hard times. For instance, people who would use price gauging to charge others for essential items, a morally reprehensible behavior.
However, in your case, you can use this time to finally do an online job that you’ve wanted to do for a long time. Or to start a small online business. Now that you see the flimsiness of life, you can begin to be daring and taking the risk since there’s nothing to fear.
4- You can use this time to pursue your goals aggressively
While some acquaintances of mine were panicking, those who I admired made the most out of the situation. For instance, this LA singer who I like started doing challenges for her fans and took this stay at home time to connect better with her fanbase. Meanwhile, a friend who is a fashion designer has taken this time off to produce more content. At this stage, he can create one video a day, which will help him exponentially grow his brand.
This experience has taught me a life lesson. While we are all going through the same situation, some of us deal with it radically different. On the one hand, we have entrepreneurs and hustlers who find creative ways to keep on thriving. Meanwhile, we have others who easily crumble under pressure. Now, I’m not talking about first responders who are admirable. I’m talking about those people who find ways to make a problematic situation worst for themselves and others.
Anyway, guys, I thought I’d share that life lesson since I see it all around. It’s undeniable. This situation is serious, and your main priority is to keep yourself and your family safe. However, it’s also essential to try and make the best out of any bad situation we have. It also invites us to a broader reflection. Sometimes some of you ask me, “If my parents were rich, my life would have been different” or “If the people at my high school were good, I would have had an incredible social life.” How can we see that different groups of people are dealing with the same cards, yet some see it as a catastrophe others see its ways to overcome it?
Some questions to reflect on:
“How can I make the best out of the situation?”