A huge opportunity is available to everyone during this COVID-19 “shutdown”.
The biggest excuse I hear for not getting something done, for not moving forward, for not taking advantage of opportunities and not creating new opportunities is “I don’t have enough time”.
Suddenly COVID-19 took away this excuse. I hope you are taking advantage of it and moving forward toward your dream, your passion. Right now is the golden opportunity. The number of hours in the day is the same but the number of available distractions and enticements has dramatically decreased. Make it your commitment to schedule this “found time” to create your passion, live your dream, start the new future that you never had enough time for.
Dream, decide, and take the first step forward now. Do not miss this opportunity or you will “kick” yourself later when things get busy again, and they will.
But, it doesn’t take COVID-19 to open this door to opportunity. It takes your passion to excite you, your decision to do it, and your commitment to stick with it. Most of all it requires taking the first step forward to get started towards your new life. If you wait until you have fully figured out how you will get there you will never succeed. There will always be another “what if” to stop you and cause you to start your planning all over again. You will never get anywhere. If you do take that first step, initiate the journey, suddenly everything will look different because you are no longer on the sidelines. You are now on the court playing the game full out. Then just take the next step. Again, the view will change. However, if you do have a strong vision of your passion and purpose you will start seeing where the next step has to take you. Keep your original goal top of mind and it will become obvious what the next step, the next “play” of the game should be to move you toward the winner’s circle. Will you make mistakes? Absolutely! But a mistake is just a step in the wrong direction. So, re-evaluate and take another step. One missed basket never stops a basketball player from playing even harder and taking another, and another shot until the game is over.
If COVID-19 hasn’t opened up the opportunity for you, then open the door yourself. You are worth it. You do deserve it. Clean up your schedule, reprioritize and “make” the time for what you really want. Life is too short and the only day you ever have to start changing your life and moving forward is today.