Someone once said, “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” I agree. So, while we are all staying in place, why not use this time for a little self-development?
Nothing is more effective when it comes to reaching our fullest potential than a commitment to personal growth. Personally, I can’t think of anything worse than living a life devoid of change and improvement. Certainly, our world is not devoid of change. What we are facing is unprecedented. Everything is changing. But, while we can’t change our current circumstances, we can change ourselves.
So, while we sit this thing out, let’s develop a plan for personal growth. Think about areas where you want to improve. To grow. Read books, listen to podcasts, talk to people who have some of the character qualities you admire, and do things that will help you to grow, to develop and to reach your fullest potential. Start small if it feels overwhelming. But start. Maybe it’s just a matter of changing out a bad habit for a good one. Turn off the tv and go for a walk. While you’re walking, listen to a podcast that interests you. There are lots of simple strategies you can incorporate into your daily schedule to help you achieve growth.
Earl Nightingale said, “If a person will spend one hour a day on the same subject for five years, that person will be an expert on that subject.” Bottom line — we can go far when we have the discipline to make personal growth and development our daily practice. Now, more than ever, is the perfect time to set a daily schedule of things you want to do to improve yourself. Start with a plan and then stick to it. It won’t necessarily be easy. Nothing worthwhile rarely is. But, it is doable.
When this is over (and it will be), you’ll find that the things you do now to improve yourself will improve your future.