This Monday morning life is feeling just a little precarious, hmm? Worldwide financial markets have been falling, and this morning tremendously so. Added to that, even my friends who have scoffed at the idea of a worldwide pandemic are starting to take it more seriously.
It seems that it’s not life as usual, and it may not be for some time. So right now is the perfect time to take stock of yourself, your abilities, the tools and assets you have to work with, much as a company might do a SWOT analysis.
For those not familiar with the term, SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats. Sit down, make four lists about yourself. When things are put onto paper, they become clearer.
In my estimation, society has taught us to be too dependent on the state. Now is the time to stand back and take an objective assessment of ourselves, and how we can be as self-reliant as possible. Yes, we can ask for help from others, but we shouldn’t be standing back waiting for someone else, or the state, to solve all of our problems. We must become critical thinkers and problem solvers, taking responsibility for our lives.
Be aware of your thoughts, because the messages we give ourselves are important. Do your self-SWOT, and make yourself the solid rock that you can always depend on. There will never be a better time than now.
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