The ability to remain calm when everybody else is anxious will allow you to see the real threat and not an imagined one.
When you remain calm you are in a position to list what you know versus what you don’t know.
And then, based on what you actually know you’re in a position to make the best decisions for you.
Let’s use that formula to asses the current situation regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19).
What we know.
- The virus is highly contagious.
- The virus needs to be respected.
- The virus can be deadly especially to the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions.
- The governments around the world are slowing down the spread of the virus so they can be better prepared for the second wave.
- The most gifted medics are working on finding a vaccine for the virus.
- The governments are putting together stimulus packages so that businesses will be able to open again once this immediate threat is neutralized.
- The farmers, food manufacturers, shop workers and front-line medical staff are still working to keep us sustained during this time.
- Manufacturers throughout the world are making the ventilators required for those who get sick.
- The only thing people who are not essential to the fight against covid-19 need to do is remain calm and stay at home.
What we don’t know.
- Nobody at this moment in time knows how this pandemic is going to play out, however, the human race will survive because as we have seen already, a lot of people have lived to tell us how grateful they are to have survived their battle with the virus.
I’ll leave you with one final thought:
When you concentrate on what you know, it’s easier to remain calm.