COVID-19: Dare to Dream
Living through a pandemic isn’t easy. It’s an arduous and seemingly never-ending slog of uncertainty. Will I be okay? Will my loved ones be okay? How long will my business be able to survive? Can I get through another lockdown? Will it ever end? Can I have a holiday yet?
The problem is, nobody knows the answer. Question marks remain hanging over all aspects of our lives. Even though a large portion of us are now spending far less time on commuting and social activities, studies are documenting increased fatigue due to our routines being thrown out the window. (And then thrown back in. And then back out!)
As a result, we’re more indecisive, we’re procrastinating longer, we’re demotivated, and we always have an excuse not to do something.
But this is also a chance to do the things you’ve always thought about doing but never had the time.
There’s a scene in 2009’s Up in the Air where George Clooney, playing a ‘corporate downsizer’, is trying to give some encouraging advice to an employee he is in the middle of firing:
“I see guys who work at the same company for their entire lives, guys exactly like you. They clock in, they clock out, and they never have a moment of happiness. You have an opportunity here, Bob. This is a rebirth.”
Regardless of the underlying politics at play in the scene, there’s truth in what he says. The status quo has been irrevocably rocked. Now is the time to reflect on what it is you really want to do and how you can get there. Take stock and figure out what is most important to you. It might seem impossible to plan for anything now, but we’re living in an age where there is an entire world literally at your fingertips – go and explore, pivot, adapt and seize the moment.
Never let a good crisis go to waste, as they say. If you can survive a pandemic, you can survive anything.
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