I just got off the phone with a client who is going through a very difficult time in her personal life. Her job was making her miserable, she hated it. And financially, well she didn’t think things could get much worse. She felt as if her life was completely off track. She thought that she has made a series of mistakes and made some bad choices in the last few years. She also believed that she was the victim of awful circumstances that were beyond her control.
She said that she had hit rock bottom and wanted to find a way back again.
What do we do about devastating setbacks?
If you feel that you life has gone off in the wrong direction and you are feeling down right now, read on.
Believe me, you are not alone. I would like to share some of my thoughts and favorite quotes with you.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. - Maya Angelou
We always have a choice. When the problems and obstacles that you face become overwhelming to the point that you can’t find a way out or that you don’t have the energy to find a way out remember that you have a choice. You can choose to give up and to give in and accept your circumstances or you can choose to get stronger and find solutions.
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” — Louis L ‘Amour
You can choose to give up on your hopes and dreams or you can choose to make those dreams even more wonderful and powerful so that you are inspired by them again. Creating your future is a very powerful incentive; no matter how you are feeling right now.
You can choose to feel sorry for yourself, or you can choose to feel your own power.
You can look for who is to blame, or you can look for ways to take control of the situation and find a solution.
Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. - Sonia Ricotti
Difficult times affect us all, but I believe that it is during the challenging times that you build a new capacity for greater prosperity and greater depth. So, instead of being overwhelmed by the problems, choose to be inspired by the possibilities hidden within them.
We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what’s wrong in our life, or we can focus on what’s right.- Marianne Williamson
Feel the genuine power that comes from knowing you always have a choice. Feel the confidence that your future is always there for you to create. Most of all have faith in yourself.