You know that famous quote? “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.” This saying has been on my mind a lot this week, especially after Los Angeles shut down again because of a surge in COVID-19.
It’s okay to be bummed out right now.
After months of quarantine, we were finally beginning to believe we were over the hump with the coronavirus. But it’s far from gone, and Los Angeles has shut down yet again.
It’s healthy to acknowledge your feelings in hard times. Don’t suppress them. If you’re angry, then it’s okay to feel that anger. If you’re sad, it’s okay to be bummed out. But take heart: through adversity, great people are made.
I’ve interviewed a ton of people on The School of Greatness, and something that comes up with almost every one of them is that struggle made them who they are today. They didn’t get to where they are by playing safe. Success wasn’t handed to them on a silver platter. They fought for it, and it was a hard battle, but an extremely fulfilling one.
In difficult times, you are given an opportunity to master challenges and better yourself. This season in COVID-19 will not be wasted. Already, new businesses have been built, wellness goals are being reached, and friendships are forming. During struggle, great people emerge.
In this 5 Minute Friday, I want to give you 4 ways that you can master your mind during tough times.
#1. Have a clear vision. Where do you want to go? If you lose your vision, then you lose your purpose, and you lose your drive. During challenging times, it is essential to remind yourself of your goals and the person you want to be. Being clear about your vision will set you up for success.
#2. Have a great team to back you up. So many people are burdened by negative, toxic people who tear them down and steal their energy. Be willing to have hard conversations with people, and get clear with who’s on your team.
#3. Continue learning and growing. The reason we create this podcast every week is to serve you and help you grow! There are always ways to improve, so don’t settle with a mediocre version of yourself. Keep learning to pursue greatness.
#4. Celebrate your wins every day. This is especially important during tough times. Don’t just focus on the negative. If you got up, made your bed, and had a successful day at work, then that’s something to celebrate. If you got to spend time with your children, that’s also something to celebrate. You don’t have to only celebrate the big wins — the small wins also deserve attention.
Guys, I hope this episode builds you up and encourages you, despite what’s going on in our world. Remember that I am on your team, rooting for you all the way.
Join me on Episode 981 to learn about the 4 ways you can master your mind during tough times!