what can you make of this?

what can you make of this?

“Never let a good crisis go to waste”.

— Winston Churchill

The world today has become a canvas of disruption and desperation. Fear and uncertainty is in the air, and there’s no concrete solution in sight. Illness, unemployment, poverty, loss, frustration, lack, anger, disappointment — we’re all going through some terrible times. 

But this doesn’t mean that you’re powerless and have no control over your life and your individual circumstances. You can still cultivate response-ability and choose to walk on the path that best resonates with you. 

Now is a good time to contemplate on these thoughtful lines from Jorge Luis Borges:

“A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”

This crisis has been a huge blow for most of us, but ultimately it’s up to us to use it as a fuel and as a raw material to create and design a better life for ourselves, both personally and professionally.

If you feel lost and find yourself lacking a clear direction and destination to move forward to, author and entrepreneur Michael Hyatt encourages to ponder upon a few key questions:

  • How are you uniquely placed to help customers?
  • How can your products or services solve problems that customers have right now?
  • What partnerships or alliances would help you serve your clients?

As you tackle these questions and answer them one by one, you’ll empower yourself to make some concrete plans and set new BHAGs for 2021.

You’re not a victim, you never have been, and you never will be. You must embrace the power within you, the same power that has helped you overcome numerous setbacks and challenges that you’ve encountered in the past. 

No matter what happens, you’ll always be the architect of your life and the designer of your destiny.

Let these tough times ignite the fire within you. Use this crisis to attain exponential growth and make meaningful progress in your life. You can still emerge victorious. You can still make this count.