In “real life,” serious disappointments are likewise bitter pills to swallow. Many of us have endured significant economic hardships — from downsizing and outright business failures to mortgage crises and investment losses. Few of us have escaped unaffected.
Some people are more resilient, bouncing back quickly. Others struggle to cope with the changes forced upon them. (photo courtesy freedigitalphotos.net)
While few of us personally contributed to the housing bubble and bank collapses, each of us must take ownership of our responsibility to effect change and move forward. It may be tempting to see yourself as an unfortunate victim, but this line of thinking is pointless. When you assign yourself the role of victim, you deplete the energy you need to fight back.
It’s time to view your situation in a different way — an approach that many of us inherently fear and resist. You make a choice:
- Are you ready to take steps to remedy the situation?
- Do you want to remain stuck?
Survival requires us to move on. The problem is, we’re profoundly affected by loss. It drains our physical and emotional reserves, and it can contaminate our thought processes. Instead of optimism about the future, we become prone to negative thinking, doubts and fears.
Acknowledging reality is one thing. Choosing to see it differently so you can change it requires courage and imagination.
This article explores bouncing back from difficult situations, and suggest 4 steps to change what you can into the reality you want.
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