Updated: Apr 30, 2020
Almost one month in lockdown now.
Some of us cope with it and others don’t.
Not that you can blame them. Everyone is searching for a way to fight this thing.
Some have already given up, others have lost loved ones. Everybody has his own story.
But if you think about it, isn’t it always like this?
People lose people all the time, the economy has it’s up and downs all the time, some people are happy all the time and others will never achieve happiness.
I know that you are thinking I am simplifying things, but if you think about it, I am not!
I have a dear friend/colleague of mine who is diagnosed with corona. And he is sick. His wife and son have it too.
I can’t imagine what they are going through!
The thing is, it's not corona. It's life. And I'm saying this because it's the only thing that makes sense.
When the next virus will turn up, and it will, things will be different. We will have adapted a little and with the one that comes after that, it will be business as usual.
Please don’t get me wrong. I think it’s devastating what is happening. My mother is 89 and she is in a care home. If corona gets in there, chances are non-existing that she will survive.
That’s the reality.
But isn’t that a reality anyhow?
Being 89 means you can die any day. Sorry, you can die any day, period.
That may sound harsh, but it is without a doubt the reality.
So, what’s my point?
My point is that we need to take this time to reflect about certain things, but the most important thing is that we must be sure that our thinking becomes sustainable.
It’s no use to go into overdrive now and create solutions that will have no use for when the corona crisis is over. If you only do things online now because of a panic reaction and don't think it through, it's of no use!
You'll better put your effort into solutions that will prepare you when the crisis is over to get on track as fast as possible. I see businesses switching swiftly online without any reason other than corona.
What’s the point if it isn’t sustainable?
Let me give you another example.
My quest for happiness in my coaching business is the work of many years and my insights have helped a lot of people. Suddenly, I hear people screaming these values over the rooftops.
I’m thinking: ‘What’s going on here?’ Is this sustainable?
These are the people who never gave a shit about helping others, about living a life of happiness, about taking the time for their children, etc.
If I was convinced that corona brought a change, I would have been glad. Only I suspect that when corona has passed, it will be business as usual.
What is most frustrating is that these people are being heard and getting a lot of attention.
I guess now it’s even more who has the loudest voice will be heard most.
It can be frustrating at times…
This been said, I'm hoping you keep the right perspective on this crisis and don't let it push you off your path.
Make sure you hold on to your principles.
This too shall pass!
Be safe and take care.