Treat each day as a new beginning. Be the person you always wanted to be. It’s never too late to become that person. Don’t live to solely impress others or live out someone’s dreams. Even if you fail, it will be on your own. Stop Complaining, as it is a waste of the precious time that we have. Life is unfair; it’s short and brutal. We die at the end. Usually, it ends quite badly. Since we all know this, why trouble yourself with complaining? It doesn’t help. It actually makes you feel worse and bothers anyone who listens to you. Accept what you can’t change and spend the time you’ve allotted to complaining toward modifying what you can actually change.

Don’t sit around waiting for something to happen. Act. Be bold, Make something happen. Be assertive and active. You’ll sleep when you’re dead. Make your own breaks in this world. Create your own opportunities. You can’t wait for opportunities to drop into your life.  Nobody cares if you fail and nobody will hand you a life; you need build it yourself. Figure out what you want to do with your life and career. Then, work on how to actually make it happen. Spend at least as much time considering your career.

Appreciate what you have and Work towards what you want. Take time to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you during this difficult time of COVI19, it could be your spouse, children, friends, Don’t spend all your time either obsessing over the past or worried about the future. Enjoy and appreciate. Set goals that you want to achieve. Every day, work towards achieving your goals.  Work towards getting 1 % better every day. Listen when people talk to you. It may surprise you to know that there are some really smart people out there that you can learn from. You already know what you know, maybe you will learn from your annoying coworker, the noisy neighbour. Remain open to constructive criticism, but don’t take it personally or let it hinder you. Implement the advice if and when it fits within your goals and objectives.

Believe in yourself and your abilities. If you don’t have faith and confidence in yourself, why should someone else? Treat yourself as you would treat best friend. You wouldn’t excessively criticise, chastise, fault-find your best friend and expect him or her to remain friends with you. Act kindly toward yourself. Have mercy on yourself when you fail don’t cry or give up, as this will help build up confidence and happiness, which ultimately leads to success. It’s too much work to hold grudges and stay angry at people. Forgive those who may have done you wrong in the past.  You are better off with more friends and less enemies. Let go of material attachments. Don’t measure yourself or fixate on social status, fame and wealth. Enjoy your possessions, but don’t allow them to own you or let the pursuit of material things consume you. Someone else will inevitably inherit them all or they will be sold to pay off inheritance taxes when you die.

Don’t settle. Reach out to become the best at what you do. Stretch yourself. For example, what are you doing right now? Is it improving your life? Is it possible to do something more productive? Find mentors and life coaches who care about you and can help you with your journey.  Ask them for honest feedback and constructive criticism to help you become the person you aspire to be and don’t forget to pay it forward by mentoring others and help them live their best lives too.

I have learnt that learning never stops and reading expands minds. Therefore, during this pandemic get involved, learn a new skill, enroll for an online course keep learning, keep reading and keep improving your mind. We will get through this. Together we shall overcome COVID19. #VolunteerAgainstCOVID19.