We’ve all experienced times in life when things do not go according to plans, in fact we suffered from those periods when everything seems to go wrong.
And, when everything seems to go wrong, it is easy to get stuck in self-pitying, defeatism and a downward spiral.
But the truth is once you’ve hit rock bottom – there’s nowhere to go but up.
If you believe this then you will take every opportunity that presents itself like a shot.
You have to believe the worst is behind you.
Times may have been tough. You waste so much time trying to scramble to hold onto the shreds of your life as it crumbles beneath you. Fighting to salvage everything you can.
I’ve experienced a period of great difficulty that saw me go through losing my home and bankruptcy. Things were as tough as they could be. But I knew there was no going back, you can only go forward.
Soon I will be telling the whole story and how this journey from success to failure then to success again took place and what I learnt from it. In fact nothing excites me more than my never give up story and how I will now use it to support others struggling to survive in their struggles.
Back to when my troubles hit hard, having done with feeling sorry for myself and being ready to rebuild my life, I peeled myself off the couch, and made a choice that instead of beating myself up and seeing myself as a failure it was now time for me to get my life once again moving forward. ,
It was time to get over the embarrassment, hard feelings, and move on! Our lives belong to us and only we can decide to never give up, instead make the most of our skills, talents and passions.
I realized this was my chance to take stock, do some work, and set things right in my life. For me, this meant moving away from a 9-5 job, changing my mind-set, and starting off on the difficult, yet rewarding path of being an entrepreneur.
Challenges are part of everyone’s life, but there are dark moments when a challenge turns into a crisis. The outcome of our lives depends on the choices we make at those moments.
1. What is it that I Want? Clearly identifying what you want from life or a particular situation can help provide focus. If it’s not part of your plan, you know you don’t have to spend your time or energy on it.
2. Why Do I Want It? Recognizing the motivation behind why you do or don’t want something will help you determine if what you want is coming from the ego’s need to save face (keep up appearances), or from the place of what is truly best for you and your highest ideals.
For me the word freedom means that I can be more of who I really am. I no longer have to pretend that I’m happy in a life that no longer suits me. I’m free to start rebuilding my life around the things that I have a passion for.
I’m building a life of freedom, built around my passions, that I simply love!
Hitting bottom can be the best thing that ever happened to you. Really!
1. You get to start over – the sky is the limit.
2. You can walk away from the things you never really liked doing in the first place
3. It may entail reducing possessions which makes you feel so much freer anyway.
4. You get to downsize your life – and your overhead.
5. The money you do make will go much farther now.
6. Life feels a bit simpler
7. You will see the beauty in less is more
8. After the fall, you will really value the people who supported you through tough times. The fair weather friends will be long gone.
I hope this article will inspire any of you fighting with difficulties in life and let you realise that you can indeed move forward once again.