The more I read the news, the more concerned I am about Coronavirus. Many of the prognostications I see are definitely negative even though they really don’t match the number of cases or the number of deaths. Both seem to be small.
At the same time, there’s so much we don’t have control over: employer shutdown, lockdown, government intervention. It makes it really hard not to be negative during these uncertain times.
So what can we really do? Take control over the things we have control over. In the state I live in, North Carolina, self isolation is voluntary. Our mayor agrees with the governor, and so self isolation is voluntary.
That doesn’t mean I have the right to expose others if I did happen to have this illness. (I don’t). What it does mean is that I can look at my options, and choose from among those options how I can respond to this crisis.
I was laid off. So I filed for unemployment. I have some writing assignments I can do that will earn me money. I can rebuild my business. I can engage with my family. I can go to the store when I need to. I can stop constantly listening to the news and all that negativity. I can choose to empower myself.
So that’s what I’ll do. Dr. Alexander Loyd says that we can live in fear or live in love. I choose love. As Tony Robbins said in the article, it’s important to have faith. Either way, you get to choose whether you will respond to this situation positively or negatively.
Enjoy the article. It has some great nuggets to help you get back on track if you’ve derailed.
A TIMELY MESSAGE FROM TONY ROBBINS
To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement. I’ve been blessed to be on this earth now for 60 years, from the Vietnam War to 9/11 to the global financial crisis. I’ve lived through periods of tremendous change and turmoil in the world, at various moments in the history of society when no one could predict what would happen next. A TIMELY MESSAGE FROM TONY ROBBINS
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