The year of 2020 has been one of the most challenging times ever. It has brought the strangest situation that we have never experienced before. It is set to continue because it is still going on even though some places have shown progress. Due to the pandemic, we are forced to work and study from home, cancel travel plan and close business. For those who are running business, making big life decision during this tough time is challenging.
Making long-term decision during pandemic
Making big life or long-term decision during tough time like now seems impossible because we don’t really know what will happen to the future. Besides, big life decision is not something you can make spontaneously. This situation will surely end but no one knows when. Hence, making long-term decision can be difficult.
Many experts suggest entrepreneurs to wait before making big life decisions. It is important to make plans where you can get your business settled and aim for security in every aspect. The future is uncertain so going for more settled plan is necessary. Some entrepreneurs have more tendency to explore instead of settle. They tend to change their routine regularly pr search for challenge that can potentially boost their business. They are not afraid of taking risks if they think the reward is worth it.
With the situation now, exploring is considered too risky because instead of solving problems or boosting your sales, you might end up suffering more severe loss. What we can learn from the situation due to the covid-19 is to not make permanent decision based on temporary situation. This weird year will surely pass. There will come the time when everything gets better. Even if the things we experienced before pandemic will not come back, we have to believe that the situation will get better.
Making decision is part of running business. Everyday you have to make decision so everything can run smoothly. However, making big life decision with permanent impact is not wise to do during tough time like this. It will only shut off your future freedom. It is important to think fast and respond quickly when situation happens. However, it aims to adapt with the situation so you don’t get affected too badly. Meanwhile, making permanent or long-term decision on a whim means putting your business to be impacted negatively in the future.
Being able to adapt and staying nimble are critical for dealing with the unexpected. Instead of locking your business down into permanent decision, it is best to mind map possibilities. Thus, you can truly think of the best things you can do for your business in the future after the pandemic ends. Then, you can plan them out. Try to questions as many as possible so you know what to expect of the uncertainty of the situation in the future. You can plan for the short-terms decisions to make the best of the temporary situations without leading to irreversible changes for your business.