Most people who lose a job will, eventually, end up saying that it was the best thing that could have happened.
Many a painful divorce opens the door to a beautiful second marriage.
Rejection is often the platform for future acceptance and failure is often the platform for future success.
When one door closes another door really does open.
When bad things happen it’s easy, and natural, to fall into the swamp of depression and despair. The danger of allowing yourself to do this is that you start circling the drain emotionally. Despair leads to pessimism which contributes to a self-fulfilling prophecy of more bad things happening, or at least delayed happening of good things.
When you hit that brick wall (or rather, when that brick wall hits you) stop and look back over your past several years. How has your health been? Has your work been rewarding and have you been achieving some important goals? Have things been good on the family front? Have you had a roof over your head and food on the table?
Chances are that your life has been on a reasonably positive trajectory – which is precisely why this brick wall – loss of a job, divorce, financial setbacks, whatever – feels so awful.
If that’s the case, there’s no reason to not believe that you will be able to get your life back onto that positive trajectory. But you must reprogram negative self-talk, reframe your perception of what has happened, and pull the plug on harmful emotions before they pull you into a downward vortex.
Remember – life is a motion picture, not a snapshot. If you are unhappy with where you are now, what must you do to change your trajectory – to rewrite the next scene of your movie?
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Helping people shift their life trajectory is one of the 10 powerful strategies I share for personal development and goal achievement in my 90-minute Lion in Your Mirror presentation. We schedule three sessions per day to make it possible for everyone to attend. For additional information or to schedule an event contact Michelle Arduser, Director of Client Experience by phone – 319-624-3889 – or email – Michelle@ValuesCoach.com.