Friday, July 6, 2012

10 Practical Things to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

People don’t usually wake up and say, “Today looks like a great day to utterly fail.” Tragedy and bad news are not usually preceded by an alarm that sounds to let us know that they are on the way. How do we recover when life lands its best punch right between our eyes? Following are 10 keys that I used to get through the struggles in my life.

Get Up. Never getting knocked down is not the mark of a true champion. The mark of a true victor is getting up after being knocked down. You drive fear in your adversary’s heart when you get up after being hit by their best punch.  

Dress up. If you are reading this and you are still in you bedtime clothes and it’s lunchtime, stop reading and change clothes. Dress like the people dress in the field you want to work. See yourself in the position.

 Follow your passions. If you always wanted to learn to play the piano, now is the time to pursue that passion. Get your degree in something you like to do. Get certified, trained or educated in activities you enjoy. Don’t just sit and do nothing.

 You are able. Focus on what you can accomplish, not on what you no longer can perform.

Surround yourself with enablers. Now is not the time to be around people who tell you, “I know someone with you same condition and they died in three days.” While this may be true for that person, this does not have to be your testimony. People who feel bad for you will not make your situation better. There is a fine line between compassion and pity. You are not a victim but a victor.

Set small goals to help you reach your larger goal. In order to complete a marathon, you must be able to go the first mile. Each step that you complete will give you a sense of accomplishment and will be the building blocks for your ultimate success.

Reward yourself. When you accomplish a feat, regardless of its size, celebrate. Find creative ways to reward yourself. Do something as simple as giving yourself a certificate to memorialize your accomplishment.

 Dream big. Why do you think most kids are so happy? Because no one has told them that they couldn’t, yet. Why did you stop dreaming? Don’t let past hurts, failures and experiences stop you from your purpose position and place.

Be thankful. Be thankful for what you have and stop complaining about what you don’t posses. Don’t worry about the one that got away, appreciate the ones that stayed.

 Have Fun. Life is too short to stay miserable. While your situation may not be ideal, make the most of it.


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