Our writer’s lifelong goal was trivial. The process of achieving it made him anything but.
Nearly 30 years after I last worked for my dad’s siding business, I find myself repeatedly mimicking what he did, applying lessons I didn’t even know I had learned.
Our writer began this project two months ago with a goal of becoming an average high school athlete at 48. Did he make it?
The hard part of any task is what makes it worthwhile. Try to remember in those times that the improvement and the end aren’t the only things that matter. The persevering is, too.
The biggest lesson our writer has learned so far on his journey is that while the challenges he faces in training for the SAT for Sports might be unique, everybody is facing obstacles right now. And our shared struggles to overcome the challenges we can and endure the rest bind us together even while we remain physically apart.
The world is shifting, and a lot of people need help now more than ever. Our writer is training for the SAT for Sports, an idea that started as a way to fight isolation during coronavirus, and if he can ask for help with such elementary things as ‘How do you run and jump?’ there’s help for you, too. You just have to ask.
People across many industries are facing challenges, to adjust what they do for a new marketplace. Our writer’s assignment to train to become an average high school athlete is an example of the pivots many of us must make. How can you do the same thing with work?
As life has become isolated, it’s important to ask yourself: What can I do that is good for me physically, emotionally and spiritually? Our writer is bringing you along on his own quest to avoid going stir crazy during quarantine, and to encourage you to challenge yourself to do the same.
If your office is closed and so is your kids’ school because of coronavirus, you will be in a work environment you have never experienced. You will try to work from home with the kids there. Welcome to my world.