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Updated on July 8, 2021
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Keep your EYES on road ahead
Keep your EYES on road ahead

Today in the morning, one text by one of my friends, Nikhil, motivated me to rethink that life is never so dark that you can’t see any ray of light. Darkness and light are two sides of the coin in life, and it is up to you whom you pick and choose to affect your thoughts and, finally, what is manifested in your life. Most of us are afraid of darkness as it may be frightening, but it is not always bad, so many times, you get the greatest opportunities only in the dark phase of life. When you face darkness at some point in life, you must try your potential to its maximum, your whole existence gets more activated, and you get wonderful results that you never thought would be possible. Quoting from somewhere, I can say, ‘ I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light. Things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion, I need as much darkness a much as I need Light.

Train your mind to see the good in every situation
Train your mind to see the good in every situation | Source

Facing global pandemic COVID 19

Today most of the countries are struggling with a global pandemic, COVID 19. It has affected almost every part of the world. This virus affected worst even the developed parts of the world. Cases are rising daily everywhere. We Indians are also affected by this spreading disease. Everybody seems worried, and governments are continuously trying every step to control the worsening situations. Complete lockdowns are announced, and people are sitting in complete isolation in their homes. Life has come to a standstill. All activities of life are stopped, and uncertainty of the future has chained our thoughts. We can say we are facing the biggest health crisis and challenge of time after world war second. This crisis has the potential of creating devastating concern over our social and economic facets of life. Authorities in every country have ordered social distancing, quarantining citizens, limiting travels and cancelling large gatherings, closing schools, offices, and more life activities.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease
Every situation is temporary
Every situation is temporary | Source
Always find a reason to SMILE. Nikhil inspired me for this article
Always find a reason to SMILE. Nikhil inspired me for this article | Source

Start working on your future plans

There is no doubt left that situation is really tough. We are getting bad news every moment, losing our business, losing breadwinning jobs, getting tight with money, and mentally getting down and depressed with every news. In such a bad atmosphere, the only way is to get ready more confidently and try to work out some resolutions to face the real problem. Self-meditation and the right focus of mind can change the perspective of the situation, and we would be able to see life with more positivity.

No doubt we all are worried, and it’s very tough to estimate when and where all this will end, but there is another way to see life. Life has faced such disasters so many times, and every time it came out with more flying colours. It is more important to keep our self positive and inspire our surroundings so that we all can be winners in situations.

As in the very start I mentioned, my motivation to write up this article came from the small text of my friend. The text's theme was to keep you busy with positive things and keep preparing for bigger challenges of life to come. Quoting the same text, I say, ‘when fishermen cannot go to the sea, they mend their nets, so when you see no work, you can prepare yourself for better things. There can be so many activities that you can plan. There can be so many dreams and hobbies in life; you never got time to fulfil them due to the busy schedule. Now in this free time, you can choose a few of them and work on them.

Reading some good books, writing few blogs if you have such passion, planning your future concerns can be few activities that you can work out. I agree all have different choices in life, and everybody can plan what he likes more. Working from home is a new concept of today’s age, and those professionals in the learning and education sector can design their activities accordingly. As I am from the education sector, I know, few of my friends have started working from home. Universities, colleges, and other institutes have started their lessons, training programs on different online forums. Keeping yourself engaged in such activities will help you spend your time in home isolation to create better results in your business or profession. Many institutes run many online programs. You can also choose any of your choices and upgrade your career skills. We have options of internet-based apps like Zoom, Skype, Webinar that can be helpful to interact with your staff and your clients.

I agree we are in a time of fear and uncertainty, but we can make it more productive with a slight change in attitude.

Taking care of yourself, physically, emotionally, and even spiritually, can be your plan. You may work on improving your family relationship by having a good time with them. Learning some new things can be an opportunity to add better aspects to your personality. Watching good movies that you always missed due to your working pattern can be the best thing to utilize your free time at home. These days we have many options like Prime Video, Netflix, and so many Internet-based choices.

Isolation can be utilized for great things as well

Isolation is not always bad; it has positive qualities as well. You get more time to introspect and review your own thoughts and feelings. Many of you must be aware of the writing of great books from prisons. Conversations With Myself is a collection of Nelson Mandela's writings, many of which he composed while in prison. King James threw Walter Raleigh in prison, where he wrote History of the World while locked in the Tower of London for 13 years. Marco Polo is famous for travelling the 13th century, but not as many people know that he was arrested in Genoa on his way back. While he was captive, he narrated his journey to his fellow prisoner, who turned the stories into a book, named The Travels of Marco Polo. If we see this fact in the Indian contest, Mahatma Gandhi spent a lot of time in prison for civil disobedience, and he did a lot of writing while he was in prison. My Experiments with Truth is one such example. Similarly, Bhagat Singh, a revolutionary, wrote the title The Jail Note Book. The Indian Struggle is the work of Subash Chandra Bose. The Discovery of India (1944) was written by Jawahar Lal Nehru in Ahmednagar fort prison between April to September 1944.

There is a long list of such books written from behind bars. Giving reference to such books here is to say that isolation can be utilized for great things. Writers, Poets, Spiritual people had always done great things when they were alone.

Keep faith and right attitude

If you keep your faith and trust and have the right attitude, life will certainly open new doors for you. Difficult moments are as much part of life as good ones, so we're not supposed to quit believing and growing. Sitting at home, you can spend quality time with your family, and on another side, you can use these moments of struggles and frustrations to motivate you rather than annoy you.

Keep your face towards the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. History is full of examples where great things happened in the worst situations. Tough situations make great personalities.

This darkness (COVID) will not continue for very long, as it’s not the rule of life. Good days will be there very soon. Stay positive & keep yourself safe.

Positivity plays an important role in LIFE

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Jaspal Singh

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    • Jaspals profile imageAUTHOR

      Jaspal Singh 

      2 months ago from India / Australia

      Thanks a lot

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      12 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Very motivating. Well presented.

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      Liza 

      13 months ago from USA

      We are all facing the roughest time right now. Covid-19 started getting a surge in the US again. I canceled my trip with my husband when it starts spreading early this year. I still hope we can get through the challenge and start living like a normal again. Thanks for your inspiring and positive article, Jaspal.

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      Jaspal Singh 

      15 months ago from India / Australia

      Prantika. Your inspiring words means a lot to me. Being positive in such a tragic situation is only way to live. Keep your enthusiasm and face boldly circumstances. We will certainly be winners.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      15 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you for sharing an excellent article. We are going through one of the toughest times and we need to keep our cool.

      Stating positive and having the right attitude are the need of the hour.

      Your suggestions are wonderful.

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      Jaspal Singh 

      15 months ago from India / Australia

      There is so much power in your mindset. That’s why it’s so important to feed it with positivity. With this you can tune your thinking and thinking change your LIFE

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      Jaspal Singh 

      15 months ago from India / Australia

      AndazeAkash. Thanks for your appreciating words.Positive thinking is the only way that let you do everything better than negative thinking. Isolation is not always negative thing, it can be beneficial if you use it for some creative work. Keep visiting my other hubs as well and add your supporting comments.

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      Jaspal Singh 

      15 months ago from India / Australia

      Dear Bhanu. Thanks for adding your valuable comments. It is very true that few of us always begins by finding fault, but we can also sees the positive merit in everything. Our positive view point has power to convert every bad situation into an opportunity. In this time of negativity (COVID) we certainly need positive attitude. Taking safeguards are must, that we should not ignore as well. Keep visiting my page for more articles. Thanks

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      Bhawana 

      15 months ago from Australia

      Keep writing such supportive and positive hubs ,as this positivity is very much needed by the society as we are dwelling in the society which is being divided by leader and also by many others for their selfish motives. People are ignorant to tactics played by many. Stay positive and write positive

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      Bhawana 

      15 months ago

      Jaspal u offcourse a good writer and good planner. You know how and when to write and how much to express in the article.

      Your sense of expression is very brief and limited. You have gab of writhing.

      Organising views and taking advise seriously and following on same is Art of life and cannot be ignored.

      Keep writing ✍️

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      AndazeAkash 

      15 months ago

      I have gone through your article and I found it amazing. The points you wrote in your article like how to use isolation period and how to start thinking for our future are very beneficial. As we are facing a serious issue, at the same time your article tells the need of right attitude, which is the need of present time.

      Thanks for sharing such a awesome article.

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      Jaspal Singh 

      15 months ago from India / Australia

      Dear Liz. Thanks for your words. Hope and positivity is the only way to live life. This way you can create the world of your own choice. Keep revisiting my page. Thanks

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      Liz Westwood 

      15 months ago from UK

      This is a very positive and upbeat article. It strikes a great tone for the unprecedented times that we all find ourselves living through now. Thanks for the encouragement.

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      Jaspal Singh 

      15 months ago from India / Australia

      Satbir Bhatia. Thanks for sparing time and adding motivating words.

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      Jaspal Singh 

      15 months ago from India / Australia

      Nikhil Kumar. It was your inspiring text that pushed me to write this article. Thanks for sharing your smiling photograph. I added it. Keep your thoughts always guiding others. Thanks a lot

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      Satbir Bhatia 

      15 months ago

      Great Going Jaspal Ji .... keep writing ... Good Luck !

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      Nikhil Kumar 

      15 months ago

      Very well written Sir, I think you have followed the fishermen's advice and have started your passion.....Blogging.....Keep doing it and utilise this time so that we should not regret later that we had wasted the whole time....

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