I know you don’t have to be an entrepreneur like me to experience pain, indecision, fear and self-doubt. It’s something we all go through and part of the journey we’re on called LIFE.
So what do you do when things don’t go exactly as planned?
The 3 strategies I’m sharing will help you effectively deal with life’s unpredictable twists and turns that you have no control over:
- Be a Victor not a Victim.
We humans focus more on the things that trouble us, than the good stuff we have in our life. Psychologists say our brains are naturally wired that way.
For more on the science behind our negativity click here.
What I know for sure is the way you react to resistance – the things you refuse to accept or address in your life – will impact your happiness and success big time.
So starting today, stop making excuses and start taking responsibility for your actions.
Being a victim stops you from unleashing your magic and reaching your full potential. Choose to be a victor instead by finding the good in the not-so-good and putting your energy into solutions.
- Don’t be afraid to fail.
When’s the last time you failed at something and felt good about it?
While failing isn’t pleasant, it’s a really important part of learning. Failing helps you to get better at things. Your struggles make you stronger – it’s that simple.
IMPORTANT TIP: Remember to learn from your mistakes and put them behind you! Don’t let the negative emotional baggage they create weigh you down and hold you back.
And DON”T GIVE UP (see strategy #3)! View failure as an opportunity to discover, grow and succeed.
- Be willing to fight a shark – REALLY!
As I write this post my family and extended family – all 28 of us – are getting ready to vacation together on the sandy beaches of North Carolina.
While I’m excited about our trip, I have to admit I’ve been a bit concerned about the shark attacks that have been reported along the Carolina coast this summer. That was until my 15-year-old daughter Jessica gave me her take on the situation when I picked her up from volleyball practice the other day.
“Don’t worry mom, if a shark comes near me I’m going to punch it in the nose as hard as I can! I’m not going to let the shark scare me. I’m going to fight and not give up.”
I was really inspired by what Jessica said and I think you should be too!
When you’re feeling discouraged and helpless, please find the courage to keep going no matter how scared you are or how difficult things seem to be in your life.
BONUS: For some added motivation, here’s a link to a song that has inspired me and millions of other people to NEVER GIVE UP and keep on fighting. Thank you Rachel Platten!! http://bit.ly/1FJ8W2R
Now it’s your turn.
Have you ever overcome a difficult challenge that made you feel like you wanted to give up? How did you keep fighting?
As always, thank you for reading and contributing!
Until next time, remember a more positive and happier life is within your reach. It starts by taking small steps in the direction you want to go. I know YOU CAN DO IT!!