Think about all the times when scary stuff has happened out of nowhere, but,on reflection, you can see that it passed over, caused you to grow in unexpected ways, and led you into unusual opportunities…
...times are tough right now, and feel uncertain, but let’s make the most of this time, and instead of wasting our energy on fear, let’s use it to draw closer to our loved ones, do the things we have been meaning to do but never got round to, and spread love to those in need.
Time to writing a positive self note:
Research suggests people with positive self-talk may have mental skills that allow them to solve problems, think differently, and be more
Here’s some perspective.
Firstly, I want to point you towards our Inspiring Stories blog posts that we have been posting every Wednesday for over three years, telling the unglamorous stories of how the biggest brands and biggest names in business started up. You will notice that each person learned A TON from each failure, and used it as a chance to revise their approach, fine-tune it, and make it bigger and better. Also, the processes of the most successful people were very. Very. Slow. But that slowness created incredible longevity and allowed them to grow very deep roots, rather than crashing and burning.
If you are very successful in a very short space of time, it feels intoxicatingly amazing. But over time, cracks start to show. But if you are a slower burner, you notice the cracks sooner and are able to fix them before they get dangerous.
If your dream is a bit of a slow burn at the moment, please take heart, and do not get discouraged. Because you can only see the past and the present, a sense of failure can be a bit like an optical illusion.
But the unknown future is nothing but a blank canvas for you to go crazy with!
By learning from your mistakes and pushing past failure, which, at the time, seems crushing, you are taking ownership of that future, and refusing to let discouragement sabotage it. You might feel a bit winded for a while, and that’s ok. But as soon as you can, get back up, start building again, and see what happens!
The way you react to a tough situation can make or break it.
A good rule of thumb is to keep away from emails, social media or other communication tools until your emotions have subsided and you have had a chance to think rationally about the best way to move forward.
One email sent in the heat of the moment can damage a valuable reputation or relationship, as well as causing you a lot of regret further down the line. So take a step back, and take a deep breath!
Are you open to receiving constructive criticism?
Correction can be humbling and sometimes painful, but if we don’t learn from it and make changes because of it, we can stay stuck where we are.
Remember that criticism is not a reflection of your personal worth, but it does pay off to take it on board.
"When it all does not make sense and it feels like life has thrown a blanket of blurriness covering your eyes and your mind begins to hurt.
Know you're loved, you are here for a reason, love expands, sadness suffocates, surround yourself with those who show you love for who you are"- 'Anita Frost'
You are fearfully and wonderfully made
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