John Maxwell says that failing is not so bad and that when you fall on your face you’ll get up 6 feet closer to your goal or destination. I agree with the former pastor and now motivational business guru!
For my personal life, it took one flash of reality to turn my life around. (I needed structure and discipline). That 180 degree shift turned me into the man I am today. Once I realized who I was hurting (my family) and I recognized what I wanted and what potential I had deep inside I sought help and my life has never been the same. I got on my feet to become a professional speaker. However, it was a short lived experience because failure was waiting for me once again.
In many of our lives this type of situation will either worsen or stay the same because of the story we playback in our mind. The triggers of life can be very demanding or aggressive psychologically and depending on how you’re wired…you may find yourself immobile.
If you find yourself stuck because of situations like these, here are a few options:
Acknowledge the truth about whatever it is that you’re facing.
Purchase a resource (a book or program is the least expensive method)
Seek help from a professional (someone that has expertise in the area you need)
Attach yourself to someone that has been able to bounce back from a serious occurrence (similar or the same)
Then and only then will you be able to reclaim what you should have never lost. We chalk these situations up to experience and we are also supposed to grow and learn from them!