What’s driving you during Corona driven times?

Sagarika Shah, Co-founder, Psychologist and Relationship Therapist, Thought Counsel is here to share her insights on mental wellness and relationships. sagarika@thoughtcounsel.com https://www.thoughtcounsel.com

Let me hurl this riddle to you.

If five birds are sitting on a branch and if four decide to fly away, how many are left?

The answer is five. Surprised? Because a decision is never an action. But it highlights one of the crucial aspects of personal growth. Everyone wants to do a lot but how many would actually act in order to do all that?

Given our current pandemic driven situation, everyone is having trouble focussing. The drive and the motivation have taken a beating. As someone very rightly said, “the price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.” And we are all making a mistake by not acting, while we are waiting for the storm to pass.

But as Mr Warren Buffet says, be greedy only when others are fearful. The time couldn’t have been better to act, for action is the antidote to almost every challenge. Accept the tough times and move ahead where you can. Do not waste your time over anxiety, stress or fear.

Focus on what you can control, what you can gain and ignore the rest. You will never get this kind of time to invest in your personal development and health. Develop a growth mindset to accelerate your personal growth. What you think, you become. So, a growth mindset will help you push your limits. Mind is a manifesting machine – thoughts manifest into action. So, its up to you, what kind of thoughts you want, to run your mind on. Installing a healthy mindset doesn’t mean you don’t get any negative thoughts, but rather take charge of them and decide which thoughts to entertain and which thoughts to shun.

Unfortunately, we tend to forget that time is our most precious, yet limited asset. In these ‘shut-in’ days, we have had ample time to re-evaluate our priorities in life, a forced introspection to deliberate over our daily 1440 minutes. Time to start with baby steps towards your goal of personal growth. Instead living the life, you are given, start living a life that you want.