“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” -Jim Rohn.
While the arrival of a new year gave everyone new hope, the fact that the world is still experiencing the blows of 2020’s challenge cannot be ignored or discounted. Do you make this as an excuse to be idle once again? Do you use this condition as a scapegoat to fall back to laziness?
The fact that you survived a deadly pandemic is enough reason to believe that you ought to continue working on your life’s purpose. For that reason, you must refrain from acting like you are a helpless victim of the situation and start adapting to it instead. After all, humans have the one most crucial ability needed to cope in a changing environment – the ability to think. As a human gifted with such capacity, you can direct and redirect yourself and overcome adversities.
Redirecting here means changing your steps to achieve still your goals aligned with your mission. One of the things you can do to shift is to engage in learning and training. While you may be held by varying reasons not to invest in such at the moment, here are the top reasons why you must:
- A new season requires a new you. The pandemic, which remains a challenge until now, caused a change in our condition as a whole. Things are now done differently, like interacting with others. This change alone affects a lot of industries, like sales and business. To address the challenges that result from this change, you need to change a lot in yourself. You can make these happen through learning and training.
- Knowledge can become obsolete. This truth is undisputed ever since, and even more so now. There is a lot of information that can no longer be considered applicable because of the pandemic and the changes that came with it. The same applies to the knowledge and skills that you acquired in the past to address specific situations. You might have realized by now that you can no longer use some of those. Thus, you need to learn the competencies that can help you address the new challenges that come your way. Where else can you acquire these competencies but from the people who have dedicated their time to devise new ways around each challenge. Take selling as an example. Industry experts have already come up with new marketing strategies that work in this kind of situation. Thus, you have to learn it from them by attending training programs about it.
- You are on a mission. If you are on a mission, you must know that it is more significant than your circumstances. It would be best if you do not allow any setbacks to stop you from fulfilling that mission. So, if you want your approach towards your mission to be effective, you need to learn the necessary knowledge and skills and train how to use them accordingly.
Whatever industry you are in or whatever mission you have, you can only do better in it by equipping yourself. Please do not waste time complaining or blaming others for the challenge we are all experiencing now. Instead, focus on adjusting yourself to rise and overcome the adversity. You know what to do. Are you up for the challenge?