Quarantine Crossroads: Tip #79

How to Survive and Thrive in Times of Scarcity

This Coronavirus pandemic has hit us in ways we never imagined possible in today’s modern world, making us rethink what life is supposed to be all about. While countless suffer in heartbreaking ways, many of us would benefit by using this time to reevaluate our lives. For is it not life’s grand events that serve as the catalyst for major change?

I cannot think of a better time to reexamine our lives than this current quarantine predicament. Instead of worrying and feeling sorry for ourselves, what a great opportunity for reflection…and change. It seems we have all hit a crossroads in our life at the exact same time. What a wonderful launching point for some of the big life changes that we’ve known for years we need to make.

In that spirit, I share some of the most applicable Life Tips from my first book. I truly hope these tips will provoke you to change.

Life Tip #79: Spend more time looking in the mirror.

I truly believe that one of our society’s greatest problems is that we are losing all sense of self-awareness. I see so many people who are “surface-only” people, nothing below the skin. They are like the Tin Man or the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz…nothing of substance inside. What you see is what you get.

And sadly, the very last thing many people want to do is look in the mirror. You can see it in the busy-ness of their lives. It’s as if they would do anything, anything at all, to avoid looking in the mirror.

If this is you, I beg you to please stop and look! It may hurt or annoy you at first to see the person staring back at you. But guess what? If you don’t like what you see, you can decide today that that person is the worst version of yourself that you will ever see from this point onward. Then, start making the changes to create a better you.

Self-improvement, growth, and discovery cannot begin until you have looked in that mirror.

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