You don’t need to change the world, but you do need to change yourself.” ~ Unknown
Everyone’s attention is on COVID-19, for it is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
I remember when I was alerted by the news of the virus. I did not have a clue that it was as serious as it is now. The first thought that went through my mind was…Oh! I remember when there was AIDS (uncertain why I thought of that) but I think it was because it was an endemic in its own right and we all lost loved ones, people we knew, and other people who knew someone. Today, if you notice there are commercials on television about medication for people who have AIDS. I was thinking this will pass, rather sooner than later.
As each day emerges, it seems almost that this virus is totally out of control in the sense that we have never experienced anything like it. It is scary and mind-boggling. Never in my lifetime has anything happened to this degree.
The Coronavirus has stopped and delayed many things we as Americans take for granted. The things we all love and enjoy.
- Movie Theaters closed and Movies delayed
- Sporting Events
- Schools closing
- Businesses closed or shut down until further notice
- Small business owners / Self Employed
- Stay In (Go out if necessary – groceries, necessities, etc.)
Just to mention enough for now.
This goes to me beyond embracing change. This is creating a whole new energy in the face of every human being.
There are times you feel totally confused, alone. You ask the questions, what is going to happen? What is next? What do I do now? These types of questions that go on and on.
I co-authored a book, “Women’s Survival Guide for Overcoming Obstacles, Transition & Change”. My chapter is “Embracing Change”. I re-read that chapter and found that even in the chaos we are faced with today, the number one reminder is that change is inevitable and whether we like it or not, the best thing to do is to embrace it and not expect the worst. Anticipate that some good will come from all of this.
I am transitioning from the working world to working for myself and it could be a blow in the face that could cause you to have an enormous amount of negative self-talk. The number one thing to do is to change your way of thinking (mind) and changing how you are talking to yourself does not hurt either. Change that story.
I believe that there is a reason for everything and I do not have the answer for why this Coronavirus is now but I do know that through my Trusted Source I will see the light at the end of the tunnel.
As we go through this present situation, keep in mind there are several things one can do to embrace the biggest change of all in our lives today.
- Face each day as a new beginning
- Visualize each new day as a learning experience
- Embrace each day with a positive mindset
- Stay in a state of gratitude
- Accept full responsibility for your daily actions
- Never Give Up or Stop Believing
Let’s use the Coronavirus as an opportunity to grow and expand. It may very well be the time to live your dreams. What better time than now?
I end this – “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” ~ Abraham Maslow