Right now, I bet you are feeling COVID-19 in one way or another whether directly or indirectly. You might be scared that you will catch it or that a loved one will get it. Your finances might have taken a dive because you lost work. Your mental state might be taking a toll as you cannot hang out with your friends or be around the people that you love due to social distancing. COVID-19 has done a number to all of our lives in one way or another; however, with COVID-19 still rampaging, what are you doing with your life right now? Are you binge watching shows on Netflix? Are you chilling on the couch every night snacking? If you are, then it is okay, but how long are you going to do it for? When are you going to start working out? When are you going to work on projects that move your life in the direction that you want? Every day, we are given a choice to make an impact on our long term success. Instead of playing things safe at the moment, why not take a risk and try something new. Open your life up to new possibilities and play big. Stop playing small, you have one life and you can’t waste it
Do something that will accelerate your life
What is it that you want in life? Ask yourself that, what exactly do you want? Now, what are you doing to achieve your dreams? If you aren’t doing anything right now, then you need to, because there is no better time than now. You have all the time in the world and you have plenty of time to strategize what you want. Take action now.
For me, I had this realization a couple months into shelter in place. I decided that enough was enough and I was going to do more with my life by pursuing after my goals and dreams. I took two specific actions: I worked towards achieving my property and casualty insurance license and I started to learn golf. I saw that by getting my insurance license now, I will be able to garner more money when I graduate from my university and I have more time now rather than later. This was still a big investment for me. I was going to be doing a lot of studying over a 3 month period and I still had to take a test that I might fail. However, I passed and my life is opening up to be bigger and better.
For golf, I saw it as the sport that will open doors for when I am actually in the insurance field. Since it is a very new sport to me, I am not good whatsoever (it is a little rough at times). But I see it as a sport that will allow me to make deals and elevate myself to a different social and economic level. Learning golf is a pretty big investment due to money and time (my clubs cost me over $300 and it is at least $20 to play or practice on the driving range). However, I want more in life and I see this as one of the ways I am playing big.
Through these investments, I aim to do more with my life. I want to make more money. I want to invest my money. I want to open more doors and opportunities for my life as well as make a major impact on the lives of others. I live by the idea that I cannot live small, because I only have one life to live. You need to start living big and striving for more if you aren’t already. Now is the time to do it.
Life has many opportunities if you just go for them
There are so many opportunities in life, but they will not always be obvious. Sometimes you need to play big to earn more and receive these opportunities. That is why you need to make a decision on how you are going to start playing big and moving your life in a positive direction. If you want more, then you need to do more. Take your life to a whole new level by switching your mindset to play big and take action instead of playing small and playing safe.