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When All Of This Is Over, How Will We Have Changed?

pandemic; life lessons
pandemic; life lessons
Coronavirus: When All Of This Is Over, How Will We Have Changed?

In this week’s Success Newsletter, I would like to challenge you to consider the way that you might change when the Coronavirus pandemic is finally over.

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Now, let’s talk about the ways that you might change when the Coronavirus pandemic is finally over.

Madonna recently posted a video on Instagram and Facebook where she is naked in a bathtub full of rose petals, with photo filters to ensure she looks flawless and free of wrinkles, and postulating that the Coronavirus is “the great equalizer.” Madonna was criticized for her video because she isn’t seen as being equal to the rest of us.

Madonna is stuck in a multi-million-dollar mansion and her life savings and her job haven’t been affected. She doesn’t need to worry about paying the rent or paying the utilities, or how she’s going to feed the rest of the family, or work and take care of and homeschool the children all at the same time.

But we all are stuck inside and perhaps what we refer to as a normal life may never be normal again.

Many of us identify with our possessions, and we are often clamoring to be somewhere else rather than where we are at this present moment. Now, though, we are forced to face ourselves.

The question arises, who are you and what is really important to you in life?

Every one of us is experiencing some form of loss.

For Madonna and other celebrities, the loss might simply be the lack of attention and validation. For the rest of us, loss is a lot greater than that – the loss of a job, business, connection, security, routine, savings or even a retirement fund.

All that remains now is you. How will you respond to this loss? Will you resist or will you accept?

Will you resist and become bitter, angry, resentful, fearful or anxious? Will you look for people to blame for what happened to you and the rest of us? Will you become the victim?

Will you be thinking more in terms of “I” than ever before, or, will you be thinking in terms of “us”?

Will you choose to accept what is and look for a way to survive, evolve and reevaluate all of your priorities in life?

Will you choose to review everything in your life and let go of the things that were controlling you, the things which were a distraction and which you now see as meaningless?

Will you stop blaming others for messing up your life?

Will you become even more grateful than ever before for everything that you have?

Will we all suddenly wake up to realize that the real heroes in our life are not the athletes and the celebrities and the people that are famous for being famous, but rather the people that are actually serving us, many of whom willingly take the risk of sacrificing their life to help others? I am referring to doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, firemen, first responders, law enforcement, military personnel, teachers, and honest government officials and public servants.

Will we unite or continue to remain polarized? Will we shift from focusing on luxury, consumerism and banalities to spirituality, purpose, and communities?

Will we become more serious and less hyper-individualized?

Obi-Wan Kenobi in Return of the Jedi said, “You’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.”

Will we place greater emphasis on connecting with each other, with family and friends?

Finally, will each one of us become truly grateful for the things we took for granted – an abundant choice of products, freedom, open spaces, beaches, parks, health, human connection, interaction, family, friends, love, and anything else that I might have omitted here?

As so much of life has come to a standstill, we can now decide how we want to live and how we will do things differently when all of this is over.

If you need help to overcome the past, release victimhood or be more grateful, book a one-on-one session with me.

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I wish you the best and remind you “Believe in yourself -You deserve the best!”

Patrick Wanis Ph.D.
Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert & SRTT Therapist

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