Already we sense that our lives will be divided into B.C. (Before Corona) and A.C. (After Corona). Through necessity, we may see and experience alternate ways things can be done. For example, how many of you have noticed Zoom become part of the lexicon?
What will “normal” look like going forward? Have you imagined what may not exist when the current conditions end? Some businesses may not reopen. Others may decide working virtually saves time and money. Commercial real estate, convention centers, airlines, hotels and cruise lines may rethink or redesign their business models.
How about you? What have you noticed in your daily life that is most important (besides toilet paper)? This time on our hands is an opportunity to be response-able instead of reactionary. What important things have you been putting off because of distractions or avoidance? Map out a plan to take care of them.
What if you are forced to reinvent yourself? According to renowned futurist Daniel Burrus, the future belongs to those who understand trends and how to anticipate them. Perhaps awareness of an emerging trend will inspire you to use an untapped talent.
This may be the best time to contemplate. I invite you to do some “imagineering” in the remaining time we are sequestered. Daydream. Read. Research. Meditate. Set intentions.
I hiked and rode my bicycle this past week to get fresh air, exercise and enjoy the sunshine. I saw many others doing the same. We were enjoying the freshness and expansiveness of leaving our confinement. For some, like me, it may also have been an opportunity to contemplate my true unlimited nature.
They say things happen for a reason. If you look for the silver lining, who knows what you’ll find? Perhaps it will be a whole new future you never could have imagined before.