"When fishermen cannot go to sea, they repair their nets. Are you repairing yourself in this lockdown?" We all know it's a very tough time. Sitting at home or working from home. Almost everything and everyone is locked down. So what to do now?
Remember the time when you were cursing your schedule for not letting you learn a particular skill. If you are preparing for your exam then you shouldn't waste your time. This time won't come back. But if you are a professional or student whose exam will be after a year or so. What should you do?
There are so many online courses that can enhance your skills. CAclubindia is also providing so many online courses that range from GST certification to advanced excel. These are available at very nominal rates. There are other online platforms too where you can click and just learn. All you have to do is to spend some time. These courses will not only increase your knowledge but also enrich your skills and resume.
No one is perfect, even though you may be a chartered accountant, but you may be lacking in excel skills or in computers. It's time to improve. When you go out of the lockdown you should be a better person than the one that entered the lockdown phase. Technology has changed but not everyone has been able to catch it. So this is the time where you can match the technological innovations by learning about them. Even if you are a teacher, then what about creating an app for your course? What about learning the skills which will be helpful in connecting more with your students by providing them updates or teaching them on online platforms. You can also learn some accounting software or you can even learn financial modeling. You may be weak in a particular language. It's the time to improve on that too. You can also learn another language or improve your vocabulary.
They say, "Grow through what you go through". So its time to grow. Don't waste your time. This is the time where you can learn and grow as much as you can while seating at home. Sharpen your axes. Surprise the world when you go out by becoming a better version of yourself. You can also learn a new hobby; be it cooking or painting or whatever. Hobby acts as a real stress buster. You can learn yoga or meditation to relax your mind. There is so much to learn. Think about the field you are working in. Do you know each and every skill in that field? Your answer should drive your learning. Learning requires no external motivation. It only requires thought and time. Thought that you need a particular skill to grow and time to get that skill. So utilize this time for your learning.
This is a crisis situation but we can make most of it by upgrading ourselves. So utilize this time in the best possible way. Keep learning and growing. All the best!!