The outbreak of COVID-19 has presented a multitude of pressing challenges in everyone’s lives and there’s no escaping from it. At the core of it, this pandemic is a humanitarian crisis and our lives have flipped 360 degrees in the wake of it. There’s persistent anxiety, stress, hopelessness, boredom, anger and many more negative sentiments attached to it.
However, this article is not about empathizing with these sentiments. It is about shifting focus to opportunities we can leverage and bring a sense of purpose to our everyday hustles. As someone wise said, “The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser — in case you thought optimism was dead.“
Grab a paper and pen and let’s do a quick sanity check:
There’s a lot to tap into, however as the saying goes “to each their own”. We must actively begin thinking about our growth not just as professionals/students, but as human beings. And there’s no better time to kickstart than now.