In man’s life, a time comes when one is left flabbergasted and doesn’t know what to do. Corona pandemic is one such moment when the whole world is caught by fear and uncertainty. Some are scared, some are casual and some are serious, but there are always people who know the art of making the best out of the worst.
These are the people who know how to respond to different situations by learning what is valuable out of the bag. They focus and learn lessons.
I learnt three lessons in the age of Corona:
Saving money is critical
Saving is one of the best personal habits that people must develop. Today’s economy is uncertain. People get laid off suddenly without reasons.
There’s no job security; business is in doldrums.
In this dire situation, saving is the only way that you can rely on when you are passing through the rainy days. The question is how to save and how much to save. Try to save as much as you can, but the simple rule of thumb is to
set aside at least 10% of your salary or income
in a separate bank account which must remain untouchable. Don’t touch this account because this is a sacred account. This account will incredibly grow over time and will pay you off in the form of financial security or investment.
Divine power at work
In the age of Corona, people must come to realize that there’s a greater power in the world. The power of Allah is greater than any other power in the world. Nothing is permanent; anything can be washed out in seconds. The world can become a deserted place in no time. Human beings become helpless.
Human civilization and advancement can be reduced to the cipher at the command of one super power.
Nature takes its course. Flowers bloom, gardens grow, winds, birds chirp, the sun smiles, the moon glows and the valleys shine,
but humans are confined like animals in their homes,
fettered to their very best things they were once proud of and which they began to hate now.
With problems come opportunities. Some will watch Netflix and waste their time, others will curse politicians and their environment, but very few will sit down with a good book and improve their skills or join an online learning opportunity because they have awareness and their awareness came from learning. Learning means behavior change. More learning; more awareness and vision. Learning is the solution to your financial problems.
Your money can be lost but your learning can bring it back.
It’s only due to learning that we can fight untoward situations in our lives. Learning will give you new meaning in life. Learning will teach you that human body can be destroyed, but human spirit remains victorious even in the worst conditions. It doesn’t matter what happens to you; what matters the most is what you are going to do about it.
Victor Frank proved this in his book, “Man’s Search for Meaning.”
We are in the age of Corona. The effects are long-lasting. Life will never be the same after Corona. Personal will become dangerous and online will become the norm. The solution is only learning for self-awareness.