We’re living in a time where things are changing so fast, it seems like a month of events are being jammed into each day. Everything seems so uncertain, and the only peek into the future we have is to see how other countries a little ahead of us in time are faring. All of the uncertainty can be quite hard to deal with.
And yet, the number one ability that humans have over any other species is a very key one that we can use to our advantage – our ability to adapt to new situations… any situation! This ability is unrivalled, all we need to do is activate it.
We can wish things hadn’t happened, we can think about how good things used to be and we can wonder what today would look like if some guy in Wuhan decided on a bacon sandwich one day instead of bat soup… but it probably won’t do us much good.
We are where we are and we might as well make the best of it, by living fully in the present moment – the new normal.
The human body is so incredible that a couch potato can turn into a world champion athlete with the right physical training.
The human mind is so powerful that an isolated prisoner can be locked away in the deepest darkest dungeon, but still be 100% free with the right mental approach.
Just think about times that you have had big changes in your life, changed jobs, location, moved house, changed spouse… it’s very easy to settle into new routines after a while.
It’s just like the saying that you end up becoming the average of the five people you spend the most time with, you adapt your behaviour to theirs.
Whether that’s getting in with the wrong crowd of criminals, where you’re highly likely to end up becoming a criminal yourself… or getting in with a crowd of successful multi-millionaires, in which case you’re much more likely to become one yourself.
Yes this becomes harder to do if we all end up being stuck at home for a while, but technology can be a big help there – as can choosing a virtual mentor who is great at something you want to be great at, and devouring all of their content, let them be one of your five and adapt to their traits.
I have no idea what’s going to happen, I do think it’s safe to say that the world will never be the same again. But whatever does happen, I do know that we can handle it together and we will adapt.
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