Software is predictable, people are not. A calculator will give you the same solution each time you enter the same problem for it to solve. You set an alarm for a particular time and the alarm will predictably sound at that time.
People are much different. A person may become even more unpredictable amid the many interpreted variables in an environment, amid the memories and consequences of their past experiences and all of this within their internal mindset of the moment.
To add to the human nature factors of unpredictability, place the people of the world in a pandemic sort of chaos. The more orderly world we would normally experience and had learned to somewhat routinize for success may no longer produce the predictable path to progress through each day.
So what do we do? We learn and apply what it is that we are learning for constructive change. In chaos, we should adapt to be better. The evidence of your present experiences will set the future course for each individual. Arrange or rearrange the experiences before you to allow yourself to create your next steps from this evidence.
Communicating more often and more deeply with family amid the current chaos can create a more predictable and constructive change. Actively engaging in the education experiences of a student amid the current chaos can add to when and how you constructively engage going forward. Exercising more would be a present experience to arrange to add a constructive change that would make you better as well.
The key for personal growth is to purposefully and creatively arrange your experiences to remain healthy and to be better. To not simply stumble into something people are commonly referring to as your “new normal.” Don’t miss the opportunities to uncommonly adapt yourself to create new experiences for learning and applying what you are learning for a “better normal” amid the disruptions.
“Times of crisis, of disruption or constructive change are not only predictable, but desirable. They mean growth. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky —