If there’s anything that has become crystal clear in 2020 is the need to be nimble and adaptable. Now isn’t the time to hold on to old ways of doing things just because you spent a lot of time doing it that way. Question everything and ask yourself – is there an opportunity to do things differently?
Right now, it seems everyone is talking about ‘flattening the curve’ to reduce the spread of COVID 19 and so we’re taking certain measures in our different homes and communities to support this objective. The same principle can be applied to our lives. What area in your life do you need to see a change in the curve, what needs to increase, decrease or just wind down to zero? Let’s use this period of restricted movement to spend some time in critical thought about different areas of our lives.
You really can’t afford to be a bystander this year with a ‘let’s wait and see’ approach, you have to put in place a well thought out plan to succeed in every area of life: spiritually, mentally/emotionally, relationships and financially.
The question I hear you ask is, “How?” Here are 3 things you can start doing to impact the rest of the year:
- Be determined to be more productive: This isn’t the same as being busy. Business leads to a lot of activity, productivity leads to results. In spite of the environment, it’s still very possible to be productive at this time. We all get 24 hours in a day – the people that will emerge as game changers will be those who have learned to use time well. What are the 3 key things you need to do to enhance your productivity?
- Identify personal growth opportunities: In the online seminar, we looked at different areas that will see economic growth. But there are also growth opportunities in your personal life. this could be in terms of challenging yourself mentally through the various quality online courses being made available now or just learning to refocus your mind and calm yourself down through prayer and meditation.
- Review your priorities: Some things will not go back to the way they used to be, that’s just a reality of life. With this reality in mind, what are the things you need to change in your time management and spending habits? What about the relationships that you’ve allowed into your life? You need to critically evaluate who you permit into your personal space because they will have a major impact on the way you think and choose to approach life.
I encourage you from now on to be more intentional about your life and focus on making the choices that will positively impact you – your overall wellbeing, your health, your family, your finances, your career.
Remember, without action nothing happens.