Since the start of this pandemic in January, the world has been in uncertain times, caused largely by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which started in Wuhan, China. Since January, the world held our breaths as the virus spread and numbers rose until it eventually reached the rest of the world.
Even at this time, anxiety had started to rise in some people. By the time lockdowns were put in effect in several places in the world, the anxiety became full-blown. People are now struggling to hold on to sanity as they conduct their business from home.
In the midst of this, millions of people have lost their jobs, now having to lean on the government to provide support for them. During these trying times, a Monday motivation quote from the revolutionary leader, Martin Luther King Jr seems to be most appropriate. The quote goes thus:
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King Jr.The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. Click To Tweet
At this time when we’re constantly challenged to be our best selves, it can be hard to cope with all that especially with the anxiety around staying at home all day, every day.
However, the world is changing and the fact is that you may never have this much free time and opportunities again. You don’t have to jump into anything, but you can use this time to sign up for some free classes as many online learning platforms are free.
Start learning that thing that you’ve always wanted to learn, start up a blog, your YouTube channel, your online store, whatever it is that you’ve always wanted to do.
The ultimate measure of yourself is not how you treat yourself when you are comfortable, according to Martin Luther King. Instead, the ultimate measure of yourself lies in how you treat yourself and your time during times of challenge, like this one.Remember that dedicating ten minutes every day to something is better than not starting at all. Click To Tweet
So, plan a structure around your life and your day to day activities and take things one day at a time. Just make sure that you do one thing every day that improves you so that when you’re taking stock at the end of the day, you are proud of what you have achieved.
Remember that dedicating ten minutes every day to something is better than not starting at all. Pretty soon, you will be a master at it.
What have you been applying yourself to during this lockdown? Let us know in the comments section below.