Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain, What is Your Strategy?
Day 12 / Post 12
“Stop trying to guess the end of the coronavirus pandemic, accept this is going to be several months of short term pain.”
The only way to defeat the coronavirus is with a vaccine. Best estimates are emergency use early 2021. https://www.jnj.com/johnson-johnson-announces-a-lead-vaccine-candidate-for-covid-19-landmark-new-partnership-with-u-s-department-of-health-human-services-and-commitment-to-supply-one-billion-vaccines-worldwide-for-emergency-pandemic-use
Some people are still in denial that the coronavirus is no big deal, and it a virus affecting the elderly primarily. These folks live on a different planet than me.
There is a ton of people who want to take the foot off of physical distancing gas and return everything the way it was before the coronavirus. There is no magic coronavirus swab.
We see countries like Brazil, deny it was a real issue, look at their number of deaths and cases going out of control. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/brazil/
Or Japan, thinking they could somehow contain coronavirus to some regions of their country, how wrong this has turned out to be. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/asia/japan-coronavirus-infection-levels-hnk-intl/index.html
First, we need to flatten the curve, get the cases and deaths lowering each day, each week for several weeks, and then a planned phased-in roll out of returning to some sort of normal can take place.
If you can honestly look in the mirror and answer yes that in your community, town, city, state or province, you have flattened the curve, cases of the coronavirus and deaths have peaked. And now the cases and deaths are in daily and weekly decline than a planned phase-in of returning to a life similar to your experience before the coronavirus pandemic might be able to begin.
If this phased rollout is several weeks away, then review your beliefs and learn something new and get a high return on your time.
Free Learning Taking Place Globally Through the Internet
There is a subject that you had always want to learn but didn’t have the time. Many online paid courses are now free.
Did you see Ron Howard, award-winning actor, producer, and the director is giving free director lessons online?
Embrace, learn and come out the other end of this pandemic a better person—what a super return on your life.
I am spending my time learning new technologies.
I love writing my blogs and recording podcasts, but the video is an area I would like to embrace. Over the last week, I have been learning about Zoom and today; I record a sample video.
I plan to take this sample video and learn to develop a YouTube channel tied to my business.
My learning is to separate the audio from the video and use the sound for my podcast show.
I am developing an online course and need the video to bring life to complete an online course.
Why not take this time to make yourself a better person and have a new skill set to share with family, friends, and others after we crush this pandemic.
If the new reality might be to embrace more productivity from home, start now and create more value for yourself and others, short-term pain, for long-term gain.
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